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Brown goes green with a 50 MW solar project (w/ video)

Brown University is upping its effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions by announcing a pair of renewable projects, the larger of which is a 50 MW solar farm to be built in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Upon completion it could be the largest solar project in the state.

Damaged but not dead: proposed 500 MW farm in Spotsylvania takes a hit

After having two of the project’s three special-use permit applications be recommended for denial, sPower’s bid for the largest solar project East of the Rocky Mountains is in serious doubt.

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Florida Power and Light to install at least 10 GW of solar by 2030

The utility’s ’30 x 30’ plan centers on installing more than 30 million solar panels, as one of the most ambitious unveiled by utility any to date. The plan is projected to allow FPL to get more than 40% of its electricity from zero-emission solar and nuclear by 2030.

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Scott Murtishaw on practical implications of PG&E’s bankruptcy for solar & storage

In this interview California Solar & Storage Association’s (CALSSA) senior advisor looks at what the pending bankruptcy of PG&E should mean for solar and energy storage, from rooftop solar to the future of the utility.

pvMB 1/15/19: Solar tax suit in Maine, coalition calls on Congress to ditch fossil fuels and Appalachian Power is set to sell 100% renewable energy

In today’s edition of the pv magazine USA morning brief, we also take a look at Standard Solar’s addition of Dan Dobbs as EVP of Structured Finance, Tri-State Generation and juwi AG’s planned 100 MW solar plant in Colorado, AB 1070 taking effect in California and much more.

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Solar+storage+sewage in Orlando resiliency plan

Duke Energy has presented a plan to the City of Orlando for a 1 to 3 MWac solar plant plus a 5 to 10 MW energy storage facility at a local sewage plant. The project is the first of potentially 14 solar+storage sites at strategic city locations.

Bifacial gets the big money

LONGi bifacial solar modules were included as part of a fully-financed 224 MWdc solar project in Georgia, with NEXTracker suggesting it’s a first for the technology in the United States on a large-scale financed project, with 750 MW already following in their book of business.

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EIA forecasts 8.2 GWac of solar to come online in 2019

The agency expects solar and wind to again dominate capacity additions in 2019, with solar showing modest market growth. If anything, this estimate is conservative.

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The (Western) money is all going downstream

Mercom Capital’s latest report on financial activity in the solar sector shows the growing move of capital towards downstream companies and solar projects, as projects become an increasingly attractive asset.

pvMB: The Clean Energy Access Act of 2019 in SC, sheep+solar in Arizona, power sector emissions are up and more!

In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief, Duke Energy’s 74.9MWac Hamilton Solar Power Plant has opened in Florida, gas spiked U.S. electricity-related emissions in 2018, and South Carolina is moving forward with its first piece of aggressive pro-solar legislation.

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