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Sol Systems develops bifacial, single-axis tracking solar project with pollinator habitat

Monroe County Water Authority recently flipped the switch on the 5 MW ground-mounted solar array in Penfield, New York.

Sunrise brief: About 20% of utility-scale solar capacity was delayed in the first half of 2022

Also on the rise: Ford Motors commits to largest purchase of solar energy from a utility. Michigan pledges to cover over 1200 public buildings with solar. And more.

About 20% of utility-scale solar capacity was delayed in the first half of 2022

Module supply challenges led to 4.2 GW installed in the first six months, less than half of what was initially expected.

DTE Energy to add 650 MW of solar energy for Ford Motors

In what is touted as the largest renewable energy purchase from a utility in US history, the added solar will mean that by 2025, every Ford vehicle manufactured in Michigan will be assembled with the equivalent of 100% carbon-free energy.

Michigan pledges to cover over 1200 public buildings with solar

The State of Michigan is partnering with utility Consumers Energy to install a 68 MW portfolio of distributed rooftop solar.

Sunrise brief: Study finds 100% renewables would pay off within 6 years 

Also on the rise: Four steps to creating a sustainable distributed generation strategy. Chicago commits to 100% renewable energy by 2025. And more.

Washington D.C. signs 73 MW solar power purchase agreement

The Public Service Commission approved a long-term power purchase agreement in partnership with Invenergy.

Waikoloa solar + storage project will contribute to more than 7% of island’s electricity needs

BayWa r.e. will construct the solar-plus-storage facility on the Big Island of Hawaii, which will feature tracker-based bifacial solar modules and a lithium-ion battery system.

Sunrise brief: Solar deployment to increase fivefold under Inflation Reduction Act

Also on the rise: DOE offers $26 million to demonstrate that grid can run on clean energy. World’s largest underground hydrogen storage project. And more.

DOE offers $26 million to demonstrate that grid can run on clean energy

The Demonstration Program intends to fund up to 10 projects that show how large-scale solar, wind, and energy storage can support the power grid by automatically adjusting to changing demand and disruptions.

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