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Shoals to invest $80 million in Tennessee manufacturing expansion

The electrical balance of systems provider serving the solar industry will move its manufacturing and distribution center to a new, larger facility.

Solar tracker provider Nextracker amps up its 2024 earnings guidance

The solar tracker and software provider’s share price increased 20% in the trading session following the earnings report.

Sunrise brief: Largest solar and storage project in U.S. activated

Also on the rise: EPCs and solar developers share top 5 concerns and opportunities. Keeping critters away from rooftop solar panels. And more.

Statewide RPS platforms require 300 TWh of clean energy by 2030, 800 TWh by 2050

Renewable portfolio standard policies require total non-hydro renewables generation to reach 28% of electricity sales by 2050 compared to 17% today, according to a Berkeley Lab report.

California grid may fall 20% short in meeting 100% EV goal

Assuming all other residential electricity consumption remains flat—a trend ongoing since 2006—the report’s calculations find that California will require a 20.2% expansion of electricity generation, from nearly 280 TWh to an estimated over 336 TWh to meet its EV mandates and additional charging required by 2045.


Terrain-following tracker with a pneumatic twist

Sunfolding’s new TopoTrack rows are 10 times shorter than traditional trackers, and they can provide 20 degrees of variation between trackers, thus improving slope tolerance between rows.


RFP alert: Tribal solar accelerator seeks projects

An accelerator fund for tribal authorities that includes 65 tribes and over 120 tribal individuals will award grants of up to $200,000 for solar projects situated on tribal authority land, and $50,000 grants per year for tribal energy plan proposals.

Oregon utility’s IRP calls for 400 MW energy storage development

The 400 MW nameplate capacity projects can provide enough clean power for 260,000 homes at four-hour intervals during peak power usage times such as weeknights from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Shoals Technologies and Brookfield Renewable launch EV charging-as-a-service

The above-ground, turnkey solution for EV charging infrastructure eliminates large up-front payments and enables streamlined project deployment.

Oregon utility files IRP, inaugural clean energy plan

To address its clean energy goals, Portland General Electric forecasts a significant power capacity of 1.14 GW in summer, 1 GW in winter, and up to 2.5 GW nameplate capacity clean energy assets by 2030.

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