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Sunrise brief: Look to landfills for solar capacity buildout, RMI says

Also on the rise: Intersect Power arranges $2.6B in financing for solar plus storage projects, Standard Solar announces 24 MW community solar in Maryland, and PS Oklahoma seeks solar and wind capacity.

Intersect Power lines up $2.6B in financing for solar portfolio buildout

The deals will allow Intersect to move forward on 2.2 GWdc of late-stage solar projects along with 1.4 GWh of storage slated to be in operation by 2023.

Landfills could host more than 60 GW of solar, RMI says

Landfill sited solar capacity would nearly double Biden administration goals to grow community solar while increasing total U.S. solar power capacity by about 58%.

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Entergy Louisiana signs up for 350 MW of solar capacity

The solar facilities will be built by D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments under power purchase or build transfer agreements.

RFP alert: PS Oklahoma seeks up to 1,350 MW of solar

Battery energy storage capacity may be included, and the solar projects must be sited in Oklahoma.

Sunrise brief: Solar’s share of the generation mix could hit 20% by mid-century, EIA says

Also on the rise: A trade court tossed out a Trump action on bifacial modules, and a real estate giant will use its C&I database to identify sites for rooftop solar and energy storage.

Solar could account for 20% of all U.S. generation by 2050, EIA says

The forecast include electricity generated from both utility-scale and small-scale solar facilities in the electric power, residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

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Watch: Concentrated solar power supports hydrogen fuel production

Bloom Energy produced hydrogen fuel using CSP technology from Heliogen.

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Sunrise brief: Global energy storage market set to hit 1 TWh by 2030, BNEF says

Also on the rise: Rooftop solar fires are a real and growing risk, A-SMACC says it could refile anti-dumping tariff petitions, and five New England colleges now are powered by solar under a novel PPA arrangement.

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A guide to addressing fire risks in rooftop solar

More than 90% of inspected rooftops had significant safety and fire risks. Here’s how to protect your solar asset.

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