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Solar contributed 45% of electricity generation capacity additions in the first half of 2023

Solar installations are expected to grow 15% per year through 2028, said a report from Wood Mackenzie.

SunPower survey finds education is essential to scaling residential solar

Fewer than 5% of domestic homes are solar-powered today, as consumers list cost and confusion about IRA benefits as primary deterrents to installing energy efficient appliances and solar panels at home.

Sunrise brief: California Public Utilities Commission stacks the deck against rooftop solar

Also on the rise: Private investments in clean energy and manufacturing top $270 billion, GAF Timberline solar shingles recalled for fire hazard, and Ohio tightens screws on large solar facilities…

Solar contractor tool helps quote roofing and solar in one

SumoQuote partnered with EagleView to expand its roofing tool to also offer quotes on new solar installations.

Sunrise brief: Solar jobs grow 3.5% in 2022, workforce challenges remain

Also on the rise: Autonomous robots for solar installation gain traction. First utility deployment of new liquid metal battery system. And more.

The rapid expansion of small-scale, distributed-generation solar

Small-scale PV systems drove the installation of more than 200 GW of solar capacity last year and could support more than 300 GW this year. That means a reset for utilities.

Complete Solaria to go public via SPAC merger

Complete Solaria, an integrated provider of solar installation solutions using Solaria’s own solar modules, plans to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker “CSLR” by the end of July 2023.

50 states of solar incentives: Hawaii

Solar represents 17.25% of the island state’s power mix. At the end of 2022, Hawaiian Electric had achieved 32% of its renewable procurement standard goal of becoming fully renewable powered by 2045.

Michigan bill proposes residential solar-plus-storage credits

Michigan customers would be offered $500 per kW for a new solar system and $300 per kWh for a new battery storage system, which would be doubled for low- and moderate-income customers.

Sunrise brief: Virtual power plants roll out across the U.S. 

Also on the rise: Solar-plus-storage microgrids minimize power shutoffs during wildfires. Solar permitting reform at a turning point. And more.

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