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Solar makes a lot of sense at ground level, too

Solar projects that support native grasses can sequester more carbon than cropland alone. And about all that corn for ethanol.

Sunrise brief: Sempra and NREL agree to advance net-zero energy systems

Also on the rise: NB Power adds more solar in the Canadian Maritimes, Leyline Renewable finances solar in Washington, D.C., big cuts reported in CO2 emissions from power production, and Schlumberger and Panasonic partner on a novel lithium extraction process.

Madison G&E brings 20 MW of solar to Wisconsin, joins bid to own state’s largest project

The 20 MW O’Brien Solar Fields are helping local governments and businesses meet their renewable energy goals, as MGE turns its focus towards a proposed 300 MW solar project with a 165 MW battery.

Hecate Energy plans a $500 million, 500 MW solar project in New York State

The proposed project would interconnect on-site to a 345kV transmission line to deliver power to the New York State electricity grid. If approved, the project could enter service in late 2023.

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Sunrise brief: NV Energy plans to replace a coal plant with 600 MW of solar and 480 MW of storage

Also on the rise: Tesla’s solar roof factory in Buffalo: more EV and less roof? DOE outlines policies to create a domestic battery supply chain, FPL hits a solar milestone, and Connecticut moves closer to setting an energy storage goal.

Texas remains a solar and storage hotspot, but transmission gaps could hamper growth

Data from ERCOT shows that more than 6,147 MW of solar and 1,506 MW of battery storage are in line to enter service in 2021. Transmission constraints could dampen future growth.

TVA releases RFP for 200 MW of new solar + storage and retrofits

The projects will be used for the entity’s Green Invest program, which helps large-scale energy buyers meet their renewable needs.

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Sunrise brief: CleanCapital will finance a Maryland solar portfolio

Also on the rise: 7x Energy sells a Texas solar project to a unit of a Korean power company, and it was eight years in the making, but a $740 million transmission upgrade in Southern California may now pave the way for gigawatts of new renewables and storage.

Optimized solar datasets: Increasing value through the solar pv lifecycle

Solar data has moved from a simple, imprecise tool that often lacked validation to one that is complex, comprehensive and forward-looking. This pv magazine USA webinar explored the changing data landscape.

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