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Sunrise brief: Senate votes to advance a bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill

Also on the rise: New Jersey regulators vote to offer new net metering incentives, Mechatron Solar receives a patent for a gearless dual-axis tracker, and GEBs may save gobs of money for building owners and power providers.

WAAREE Energies supplies modules for massive California solar project

The company delivered 300+ MW of 385Wp and 390Wp Mono PERC Solar PV modules for installation at the Aquamarine solar project, a 250 MW portion of the larger Westlands Solar Park.

California CCAs contract for 778 MW of solar

Almost all of the new capacity has yet to be built, with the new contracts putting Central Coast Community Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy total joint signings well over 1 GW.

Sunrise brief: An energy tax credit that wins the support of the fossil fuel industry and environmentalists?

Also on the rise: A startup invents a breakthrough battery electrolyte, renewables generated a record amount of electricity in 2020, a 250 MW solar project is proposed in Wyoming, and more.

Renewables generated a record amount of electricity in 2020, EIA says

All forms of renewable energy, including solar, moved into second place in terms of electricity production.

250 MW solar project proposed in Wyoming

The installation represents more capacity than the state has installed to date, with the project’s developer hinting at more to come.

Sunrise brief: Sunnova expands the reach of solar and distributed energy for grid support

Also on the rise: Tesla said it is working to ‘dramatically’ improve its solar roof installation performance, FPL’s ‘community solar’ program hits its ceiling, and Michigan and Wisconsin look to expand their own community solar offerings.

Tesla deployed 1.72 GWh of energy storage and 177 MW of solar energy in the first half

In its Q2 earnings statement, Tesla said it is working to improve its Solar Roof installation capabilities and aims to reduce their installation time “dramatically.”


FPL’s ‘community solar’ program reaches its subscription limit

A year after its launch, the residential portion of SolarTogether joins commercial, industrial, and government portions in being fully subscribed, with the waiting list also at 100% capacity.

Sunrise brief: Startup raises $200 million to back its ‘breakthrough’ energy storage battery

Also on the rise: Developers scrap an 850 MW solar project after local objection, Rivian plans a second EV plant in the U.S., Ohio regulators consider another 470 MW of solar, and more.