Morning Brief: Navajo Transitional Energy proposes 200 MW of Solar, Florida adds 150 MW

Also in the brief: battery energy storage is getting cheaper, but how much deployment is too much? GCube Insurance is issuing a renewed warning to renewable energy asset owners about cyberattacks, REC Group’s flagship REC Alpha solar panel has won the Intersolar Award 2020 for photovoltaics, and more.

Morning Brief: Tucson Electric Power aims to add 1.4 GW of storage, Standard Solar secures $105 million

Also in the brief: Bank of America signs its first PPA, CS Energy has completed a 33 MW portfolio of solar projects in Texas, RP Construction Services and RECON partner to build tracker projects and more

Ikea invests more in solar by the day

The Swedish furniture giant has announced it will be turning one of its Australian superstores into its first 100% renewably-powered solar + storage retail project. Australia is also home to the company’s first expansion of its retail solar offering, Solstråle.

What’s going on in the world of thermal energy storage?

Can this technology be commercialized? A partnership between Siemens Energy and EnergyNest to develop thermal storage solutions together is the latest development in an industry with lots of potential, but little practical application thus far.

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Duke creates REC program for individual retail customers in North Carolina

Under the company’s new Renewable Advantage program, customers can choose to subscribe to 250-kWh blocks of electricity from renewable energy resources, for a monthly charge. Part of the revenue generated by this program will support NC GreenPower’s Solar+ Schools program.

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PV module prices are falling faster than all predictions

New research from Wood Mackenzie shows that overall system costs for installations using mono PERC modules are set to fall by as much as 20% by 2025.

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Morning Brief: Best Buy’s big solar installation, Massachusetts’ largest landfill project

Also in the brief: SolarEdge is set to launch the company’s newest product, Stem Inc has launched its first solar+storage independent power producer site, PCL Construction Services has begun work on the 20 MW Odom Solar Farm and more.

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AES releases massive 1 GW renewable project solicitation

AES has released an RFP for the purchase of up to 1 GW of new renewable projects as part of its partnership with Google. Here’s a breakdown of the technologies and terms the solicitation is seeking.

Morning Brief: SEIA pushes for solar inclusion in infrastructure bill, 5% of global pv projects are nearing inverter end of life

Also in the brief: a letter calling for electric grid infrastructure, transportation and equity and environmental justice has been delivered to key members of the House, Clir Renewables has secured a $1.25 million loan with Silicon Valley Bank, 580 businesses call on congress to include clean energy in a the next stimulus package and more.

First Solar inks massive PPA with Dow Inc.

Dow is now set to purchase 75% of the annual electricity generation at First Solar’s upcoming 200 MW Horizon Solar project in Frio County, Texas, under a 15-year power contract.

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