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Hardware Brief: Solar mandate in real life, two types of weird new racking, 50/150 cell 500 watt module, more!

Module pricing is flat this week as the Chinese New Year approaches, Acme Express won $1 million to design new C&I racking, Unirac is testing a new connection technique, and Trina is deploying the largest and newest solar cell type. USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com gets your gear in here!

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Patterns are emerging in community solar subscriptions: how does your offer compare?

David Ganske, founder of DG+Design finds that when it comes to community solar, buyers are more educated than ever before and won’t settle for unreasonable terms, especially when the status quo of staying with their existing utility provider is so easy.

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Morning Brief: New Georgia PSC chair, Capital Dynamics gets in on Eland

Today in the brief: solar farm expansion in Delaware, Petersen-Dean picks Enphase for inverter and battery supply, completion of the San Diego Zoo battery and more.

SunCast Episode 219: An Inconvenient Truth, Installation Quality Roundtable Royale! [SPI 2019]

For this flashback episode of SunCast, Nico does a deep dive on installations with Aaron Adams, Dean Solon, Ben Macias and Brandon Mathis

Dan Shugar, NEXTracker CEO, on solar trackers in wind and the terror of torsional galloping

In the final part of our interview, Dan Shugar, goes into detail about a subject NEXTracker has studied in depth — static and dynamic evaluation of wind impacts on single-axis trackers. We include video of trackers (and a bridge) caught galloping in the wind.

Morning Brief: Nautilus Solar acquires 31 MW, Lightsource BP buys racking by the bunch

Hello everybody, welcome back to the workweek and the morning brief. Today we;ve got 3 Big Things, and Arizona RPS proposal, a new CEO for Safari Energy and more!

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Morning Brief: New events at Intersolar, Nexamp bringing community solar to New Jersey

Today we’ve got a 12 MW installation in Virginia, a 1.5 MW project for an Arkansas school district, the dramatic effect of demand fees in Kansas and more.

New Jersey approves 75 MW of community solar in 45 projects

The projects represent one-third of the state’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program’s total capacity and will serve low- to moderate-income communities.

New York is a 2 GW solar state

With the opening of the Mechanicville Community Solar Project, New York has become the 9th state to install 2 GW of solar. There is, however, no time to celebrate as the state has 5 years to add another 4 GW.

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The quick gray fox jumped through the upside-down solar fence—a photo essay

Deer fence installed upside down lets foxes and other small wildlife through to forage and pursue prey. Solar developers in Tennessee and North Carolina have the photos to prove it.

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