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Sunrise brief: 26 million acres needed to achieve zero-carbon goals

Also on the rise: Solliance hits 30.1% efficiency on perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell. Trina introduces two TOPCon solar panels. And more.

Sunrise brief: Rallying for the ‘Solar+ Decade’

Also on the rise: Solar Resilience: Keeping communities connected. EnerVenue secures 250 MWh order for nickel-hydrogen batteries .And more.

Rallying for the ‘Solar+ Decade’

With energy challenges abounding, PV has emerged as a crucial part of the solution – building resiliency, creating jobs, and cutting emissions. In pursuit of energy markets and a system that embraces these features, Solar Energy Industries Association CEO Abigail Ross Hopper is advocating for more stable trade and policy settings, in order to facilitate the expansion of PV, in line with its “Solar+ Decade” goals.

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Sunrise brief: Tesla battery fire at PG&E facility now under control

Also on the rise: Battery manufacturing ramping up in the U.S. Real barriers to virtual power plants. And more.

Three major drivers in solar growth

Three forces are driving solar adoption today: the economics of energy, the energy crisis driven by the war in Ukraine, and a growing global focus on green and net zero initiatives. What matters is that these three drivers change the dynamics of investment – there is a growing body of capital looking to align with low-carbon, net-zero initiatives. Yet as the debate rages about operational versus overall sustainability, what is the future of solar for ESG finance?

Real barriers to virtual power plants

The technology is available for virtual power plants to be rolled out across the United States, argues Jigar Shah, the director of the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. Their implementation would result in a cascade of benefits, including extending the adoption of distributed energy resources like rooftop PV and lowering electricity costs for consumers.

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People on the Move: Quickbolt, Solar Landscape, JPMorgan, and more

Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance.

Netting true value from batteries

Net metering reforms in the U.S. are a missed opportunity to harness residential battery storage, argue researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Compensation rules for residential rooftop solar are evolving toward a model that encourages customers to use battery storage to maximize solar self-consumption. However, is this a good thing? Galen Barbose, Sydney P. Forrester, and Chandler Miller investigate.

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Sunrise brief: Are we educating enough power system engineers for the renewables transition?

Also on the rise: Fluke unveils the Solar Multifunction Tester 1000 at RE+ in Anaheim. Solar tariffs caused a year of uncertainty–could a U.S. solar supply chain help? And more.

Sunrise brief: A new era of made-in-USA solar

Also on the rise: Redflow targets US market with lithium-ion battery alternative. Anaheim Convention Center–a showcase of sustainability. And more.

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