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Sunrise brief: Our nation’s renewables goals are at risk; the US Commerce Department must reject the latest tariff petition

Also on the rise: The sky may not be falling: Heliene CEO speaks on anti-circ investigation. To speed interconnection, consider public control of grid operators, says law professor. Sachs polls says 86% of Florida voters want Gov. DeSantis to veto anti-solar bill. Maryland Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 moves to the Governor’s desk. Virginia Governor signs property tax exemption for solar installations up to 25kW. Solar drone inspection provider Raptor Maps secures $22 million Series B.

Sunrise brief: Fossil funded misinformation campaigns signal solar success

Also on the rise: The Rocky Mountain Institute released a report outlining how its vision of “community solar+” can spread the benefits of solar throughout our communities. Qcells holds onto its number one spot in US market, rebrands, and recommits. NV Energy is accepting proposals for solar projects, as well as energy storage, wind, and other forms of renewables. First Solar closes 4GW module supply agreement with Silicon Ranch. Duke Energy’s Stony Knoll 22.6MW solar power plant now operational in North Carolina.

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Sunrise brief: The King Midas of Solar, Dan Shugar, recognizes opportunity and capitalizes by launching successful, industry-defining companies

Also on the rise: Origis Energy places order for 750MW of First Solar thin-film modules. Moment Energy repurposes EV batteries for off-grid use. Storing renewables in depleted oil and gas wells. Northeast US furniture giant greening its operations with onsite solar PV. Energy storage provider Fluence acquires AI software service firm Nispera. Modular solar PV and tidal power desalination buoys from Canada.

Sunrise brief: 50 states of solar incentives–spotlight on Connecticut

Also on the rise: Largest solar project in Wisconsin gets regulatory approval. Aspen Power to acquire 53MW of community solar projects from Trajectory Energy Partners. 6K awarded $1.5 million Massachusetts manufacturing grant to fund battery recycling equipment. Solar anti-circ investigation may not be determined by Commerce until late August, said ROTH.

Sunrise brief: Unprecedented solar project gets the green light in New York

Also on the rise: Recurrent Energy sells Gaskell West solar-plus-storage projects to Matrix Renewables. Designs, control strategies for PV-integrated shading devices. EagleView high-resolution aircraft imagery-enabled platform may cut solar sales to install by two weeks. Fronius releases solar design tool. 250MW solar project planned for former West Virginia coal mine.

Sunrise brief: Array Technologies may be insulated from anti-circumvention, said ROTH

Also on the rise: Hot carrier solar cells could potentially breaking the Shockley-Queisser limit of silicon-based photovoltaics. Job moves at Nexamp, Algonquin Power & Utilities, and more. Photovoltaic cell harvests energy day and night. Power Factors selected to manage Vesper Energy’s development pipeline. New inverter from SMA for residential, commercial PV. Aluminum-nickel molten salt battery for seasonal renewables storage. Nautilus completes 24.9MW community solar portfolio in New York.

Sunrise brief: SEIA speaks on potential devastation of the solar anticircumvention investigation

Also on the rise: Solar on pace to save the world. Solar investments are scaling up, but inefficient O&M is weighing them down. Kevin Hostetler named CEO of Array Technologies. AgriSolar tour makes first stop at Biosphere 2. Boviet Solar R&D initiatives include 600W modules, N-Topcon, and HJT cells. With acquisition of Green IT, Radian Generation adds cybersecurity to its asset management toolbox. County-wide community solar campaign launches in New York. Gloomy IPCC report notes that capital flowing to fossil fuels still greater than that directed toward combating climate change.

Sunrise brief: Accelerate the energy transition now–it’s an investment in national security.

Also on the rise: IREC aims to help 35 states speed interconnection of distributed storage. The second day at SEIA dove into the risks and rewards of solar leasing, as well as a slew of tax considerations. Washington reestablishes its solar incentive program. PECO utility to support commercial EV charging with rebate program. UC Berkeley digs 400 foot hole on campus in geothermal study. SEIA calls on solar workers to highlight impact of Auxin Solar Petition.

Sunrise brief: SunPower and First Solar may team up to produce residential solar modules

Also on the rise: Duke seeks to procure an additional 700MW of solar in 2022. Greenbacker annual revenues grow 39% to $107 million. Kansas state Senator Mike Thomas has made several attempts at legislation that is considered anti-solar in his state, and at times shared false information about the health and economic impacts of renewable energy.

Sunrise brief: Borrego may bring floating solar along with distributed generation and storage to hydropower facilities in New England

Also on the rise: Lots of optimism about Build Back Better, ITC more at SEIA finance seminar. A pilot managed by Enel X will supply the Ontario grid with demand response loads from 14 sites. New solar trailer bus tags along in Munich. Solar Landscape completes final project under New Jersey’s community solar pilot program. Evolving requirements in the solar + storage industry–the first in a series. Comcast signs up for 250MW of Illinois solar.

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