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Venture capital funding in solar, storage and energy intelligence sees a year-end surge

At least a dozen energy transition startups are getting their start during the pandemic holiday season.

Solar panel recycling in the US — a looming issue that could harm industry growth and reputation

The solar industry cannot claim to be a clean energy source if it leaves a trail of hazardous waste.

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Morning Brief: High-voltage power lines are ugly, and the US needs more

Also in the brief: Ohio bill would ban new large solar and wind projects for up to three years

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Cubico acquires two giant solar installations in Arkansas and Mississipi

The projects will each be among the largest installations in their respective states and advance Cubico’s expansion into the American solar market.

pv magazine video: How quality can lower solar risk and insurance rates

This year’s pv magazine Quality Roundtable USA looked at extreme weather, and how resiliency can be built through modern O&M. Representatives from DuPont, Stäubli, Nextracker and RETC took to the virtual stage to discuss weather-related damages, and how to harness quality materials and workmanship to industry’s advantage, particularly when it comes to insurers. Ariel Re and NovaSource, meanwhile, looked at issues like risk management insurance solutions and asset stabilization. Case studies and presentations on the field performance of PV modules, and extreme hail and fire, were also included.

Morning Brief: an update on the Biden Transition, Boralex acquires 209 MW project portfolio

Also in the brief: how the Clean Energy Equity Act can help NJ rebuild better, Dominion signs a power contract for a 75 MW project in Virginia and more.

AT&T inks massive corporate solar deal

The company has come to an agreement with Invenergy to purchase 500 MW of the upcoming 1.3 GW Samson Solar Energy Center in Texas. the deal will make AT&T one of the largest purchasers of corporate solar in the world.

Monday Brief: Knoxville utility to go 20% solar by 2023, Sunrun and SoCal Edison agree to virtual power plant

Also in the brief: Hawaiian Electric Company proposes 20 MW of new projects, EDP Renewables has secured 86% of the company’s targeted capacity additions for 2019-2022 and more.

Morning Brief: sPower merging with AES’ clean energy development business in US, Evergy makes it difficult for Kansas solar

Also in the brief: Utah lawmakers push to block cities from banning natural gas. Climate risks are accelerating. Here’s what Duke, PG&E and 16 other utilities expect to pay, plus Invenergy signs up customers for $1.6 billion, 1,310-megawatt Samson solar energy generation facility.

Another big steel producer turns to solar power

Nucor Corporation has signed the industry’s largest virtual PPA with EDF Renewables North America for 250 MW of new solar energy, set to be constructed in Texas.

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