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Hecate Energy’s 500MW New York solar application is first to be deemed complete by newly-established board

The Cider Solar Farm would be New York’s largest once completed. It is the first to receive regulatory approval under the new Section 94-c law, which established the New York State Office of Renewable Energy Siting.

Generac to participate in virtual power plant service for California utility

Southern California Edison entered an agreement with Generac to recruit and enroll solar PV and battery energy storage owners to participate in the program, which pays homeowners for exporting stored solar energy during peak demand hours.

Powin nearshores modular Centipede lithium-ion battery production

The company announced a manufacturing partnership with Celestica at its Monterrey, Mexico, facility, bringing Powin’s production closer to its end-users.

PG&E plans 1.6GW/6.4GWh battery storage portfolio through 2024

The plans come as part of an 11.5GW clean energy procurement order by the California Public Utilities Commission.

Microgrid and net zero as-a-service providers form partnership

InfraPrime and Instant ON will launch PowerShell, a solar microgrid and energy management service for datacenters.

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“Taxing the sun”; experts call for changes to potential California rooftop solar-killing proposal

Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 is expected to crush rooftop solar as proposed. In an Environmental Working Group (EWG) webinar, experts debunked NEM’s assumptions, forecast the damage the proposal would cause to California’s environment and communities. The group issued a call Governor Newsom to shut down the proposal, which many are calling a “tax on the sun”.

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CIT arranges $50 million New York community solar investment with Amp Energy

The company announced it served as lead arranger in $50.5 million in financing for Amp Energy’s construction of 34 MW of solar in the state.

NREL’s REopt platform models site-specific renewable energy plans, calculates emissions

REopt is a techno-economic decision support platform for optimizing energy use of buildings, campuses, microgrids, and more. More advanced emissions impact tracing is now available as part of the tool.

How artificial intelligence can be used to identify solar panel defects

To speed up the inspection process and improve accuracy, solar farm operators are turning to AI-powered inspection, using algorithms that can automatically detect solar panel defects from images.

Standalone 30 MW / 60 MWh energy storage constructed in Texas by Burns & McDonnell

The construction and design firm announced the completion of three 10 MW / 20 MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage systems in west Texas, a region in which a rapidly increasing capacity of renewable energy is being brought online.