Morning brief: Encouraging news this Women’s History Month, energy bill stalls

Also in the brief: Huawei predicts top trends in smart PV, Washington state updates its PV recycling laws and — and more.

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Vivint continues residential solar growth, hopes to catch up on energy storage

Shares of Vivint dropped after the solar installer/financier posted a larger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss and sales missed expectations. Vivint posted a net loss of $33.5 million, compared with a loss of $12.9 million, in the year-ago quarter.

Tesla solar glass roof tile photo gallery update

Videos from very involved solar roof owners. Some before and after photos. More tile boxes from China.

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ESA: More records set for US energy storage installs in Q4, massive growth forecasted

“2019 was a remarkable year for energy storage and the record-breaking fourth quarter numbers reaffirm the industry’s tremendous growth.”

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GAF Energy, part of the world’s largest roofer: The time is now for building integrated PV and solar roofs

GAF Energy’s president, Martin DeBono: “I think that Tesla has it absolutely right. They’re playing the long game, as are we. The industry will evolve from rack-mounted to BIPV.”

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Aurora Solar software helps navigate the building code in new reality of the California solar mandate

The mandate means that “solar has to be moved up in front of the design process. You have to plan for a PV system before you start building.”

Morning Brief: Molten aluminum energy storage, Tesla looking for PV and storage project managers based in China

Also in the brief: Virginia Clean Economy Act, Utah’s residential solar future in the hands of its PSC and solar-powered irrigation in India

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Morning brief: Blackstone buys energy storage developer, Spruce solar acquisition spree continues, PV on schools

Also in the brief: Why has the number of K-12 schools powered by solar doubled in just three years? $89M energy storage pilot starts work in France, plus — a mighty wind.

A plug-and-play solar-powered battery back-up solution for the home

The OneBox, from Indian manufacturer Vision Mechatronics, consists of a lithium battery, hybrid inverter and solar charge controller to give a ‘hassle-free’ solution for electricity back-up during power outages. Solar rooftop owners are offered a grid feed feature to maximize net metering income from any excess power generated.

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