Covid-19

Rosendin: ‘We’ve been able to keep our wind, solar and battery storage projects up and running’

Rosendin is a quiet $2.3 billion EPC — and its large solar project construction is moving forward “We have tended to fly under the radar,” said David Lincoln, senior VP of the renewables group, “You’d be surprised by how many projects we have our hands in.”

6 takeaways from EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook

Even EIA expects that U.S. coal generation will fall by 20% in 2020. The agency forecasts the electric power market will add 19.4 gigawatts of new wind capacity and 12.6 gigawatts of utility-scale solar capacity this year.

Renewable energy to play a role in New York’s Covid-19 economic recovery

New legislation also creates the U.S.’s first Office of Renewable Energy Siting — charged with consolidating the environmental review of major renewable energy facilities and providing a single forum for ensuring that siting decisions are predictable, responsible and delivered in a timely manner with opportunities for input from local communities.

Sunrun withdraws 2020 residential solar guidance, goes low-contact, braces for the storm

Sunrun laid off about 100 employees last week, according to Business Insider, which reported that furloughed staff will continue to receive benefits for three months.

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690 MW Gemini solar project on hold over permit delay

The project, expected to be the largest in the country upon completion, has been delayed after the Bureau of Land Management missed the date to decide the project’s historical impact assessment.

Morning Brief: New Mexico utility breaks up with coal, Tesla adds commercial storage ordering

Also in the brief: CALSSA organizes mask and PPE donations, National Grid is postponing projects in Rhode Island, Envision Solar has officially launched the upgraded generation of EV ARC solar EV chargers and more!

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Sungevity: the rise and fall and fall again

The formerly bankrupt and since reborn residential solar company abruptly laid off nearly 400 workers yesterday. For the third time in company history, a significant portion of the workforce was laid off with no warning. Now Sungevity’s future is uncertain – yet again.

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Morning brief: Tesla’s massive battery system bid, no Covid-19 effect visible yet for module imports

Also in the brief: kWh Analytics’ insurance policy on solar production and revenues, Solar FlexRack has reached 200 solar tracker installations, the Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project has been sold and more.

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What options will emerge to replace tax equity financing for solar?

With the scope of global turmoil caused by Covid-19, tax equity, the predominant vehicle for solar project financing will slow down considerably. What options will arise to replace tax equity, and how will they shape the different branches of development?

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Morning Brief: Senators propose a nationwide halt on utility shutoffs, Hawaiian Electric wants to “self-build” a 160 MWh battery system

Also in the brief: Minnesota’s new residential solar restrictions, JinkoSolar donates 1,000,000 masks for pandemic fighting in 19 countries, NABCEP will offer Board Certification and Associate level exams online and more.

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