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Sunrise brief: U.S. House Committee questions TVA on “hindering” distributed solar

Also on the rise: Maine utility offers settlement for faulty processes. Yotta and Cal Solar Inc. team up on distributed energy to meet California mandate. Day two of Intersolar/Energy Storage North America. Largest Indiana solar park completed. Virtual power plants offer Texas renters low-cost clean energy. Q Cells and KSI to develop solar and storage projects.

Yotta Energy and Cal Solar Inc. plan solar & storage deployment across California

The two companies will focus on integrating distributed energy solutions in commercial, public works, and multifamily properties as new California mandates are announced.

Sunrise brief: Thousands of Californians protest NEM 3.0 in solar jobs rally

Also on the rise: Solar Games kicks off at Intersolar. Cornell researchers uncover New Yorkers’ preferences for solar locations. Enphase sees spike in microinverters plus storage in Colorado. NextEra adds 100 MW battery to SRP Arizona project. TerraSmart experts talk ground screw vs. piles for utility and C&I projects. Andy Sendy of SolarReviews offers an alternative to NEM 3.0.

The Solar Games competition kicks off at Intersolar North America, Energy Storage North America 2022

The Solar Games, launched two years ago at Intersolar North America 2020, pits teams of solar installers in a showdown of grid-tied and off-grid prowess.

All solar is equal, rooftop solar is more equal

Cornell Researchers found that upstate New Yorkers prefer rooftop solar to community solar under 50 acres, and opinions are split 50/50 over large scale ground mounts. The distaste for utility-scale solar is strongest when converting forests, public lands, and productive farmland.


Enphase Energy sees a bright energy storage market in Colorado

Enphase installers are seeing a spike in deployments of its microinverters plus batteries in Colorado, a state with plenty of sunshine mixed with extreme weather events.

Franklin Whole Home debuts smart energy storage system

The integrated battery and control system with built-in adaptive learning algorithms is inverter-agnostic, comes EV charger ready, and turns a home into a micro-grid when the grid is down.


Renewables provide 2.5 GW of new generation capacity per month

Nearly 10 GW of new utility-scale solar were added through the first 10 months of 2021, a record amount of capacity additions over that time period.


Washington looks to re-establish rooftop solar incentive program

A bill aims to re-establish the state’s former highly effective solar incentive program, which ran from 2017 to late 2018 and led to the installation of nearly 7,500 residential energy systems, 380 commercial energy systems, and more than 100 MW of solar capacity.

Sunverge to develop residential virtual power plant in Maryland

The 0.55 MW/2.2 MWh Elk Neck Battery Storage Pilot Program is intended to demonstrate the utility of distributed energy resources under real-world market conditions.

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