pvMB 3/22/19: The largest U.S. bifacial plant breaks ground, SunPower & SEIA soft on Green New Deal, and more!

It’s Friday, so enjoy this pvMB before you check out for the weekend. In this edition the New Hampshire House has approved a 5 MW system size for net metering, an innovative green roof plus solar is coming to New York City and BP is considering power *all* U.S. operations with solar power.

pvMB 2/20/19: Community solar coming to Kewanee, Dalian Linton produces a 4-meter mono ingot… and more!

Hello and welcome to your Hump Day pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the solar “Squid Boat” taking Key West by storm, Badger State Solar Park getting a power contract, Hanwha Q CELLS LA Dodgers partnership and everything else you need to stay informed.


pvMB 3/19/19 Fisker’s $40k EV, Navisun acquires a 14.3 MW solar portfolio… and more!

Hello and welcome to today’s pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Tesla extending its offer to acquire Maxwell Technologies, San Francisco potentially taking over PG&E assets, Orgis’ new service branch and everything else you need to know in solar today.

Solar for the many, not the few: An interview with Nexamp CEO Zaid Ashai

In this interview SEIA board member and Nexamp CEO Zaid Ashai shares his views on a variety of topics, from community solar to the Green New Deal and the need for a big tent to solve big issues.


FPL to double U.S. community solar capacity

After announcing the biggest utility-led solar buildout in the country to date, the company turned around, said “hold my beer,” and announced the largest community solar program in the nation.


After a tough 2018, solar is getting ready for a major boom

Definitive solar market data by Wood Mackenzie and SEIA show tariffs taking a bite out of the U.S. market, but also a near-record number of new projects under contract.


San Bernardino County bans large-scale solar, wind in some areas

California’s largest county has banned renewable energy projects that doesn’t serve local needs in 14 communities and “rural living” zoning districts, covering more than one million acres.


Community solar drives Minnesota’s solar expansion

Nearly all of the solar installed in Minnesota last year was community solar, which enabled a 47% increase in the state’s installed capacity. And the best may be yet to come.

pvMB 2/21/19: 13 bills for renewables in New Mexico, 7X doubles up on moves… and more!

Top of the morning and happy Thursday to you all, welcome to the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at DTE’s issuance of $650 million in Green Bonds, the 20 New England schools participating in the DOE National Science Bowl, Pennsylvania’s community solar bill, high school students raising money for a system on a community center and everything else you need to know about the solar industry today.

Solar for low-income of all shapes and sizes

The Low Income Energy Issues Forum has released a new report focused on improving the availability and benefits of community solar for financially-limited customers. The working group identified five different models that can be used to join different ways to best open community solar to customers of all incomes.

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