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Heat wave sparks fire at solar park in the Netherlands

The fire affected an area of around 5,000 square meters but did not damage the solar panels. The local fire brigade was able to control the fire in around two hours.

Five things to consider in designing and commissioning high performance solar-plus-storage projects

No two projects are alike, and sharing the lessons learned from working on these highly complex systems can help accelerate the deployment of energy storage with essential clean energy assets.

Sunrise brief: BrightNight to meet one third of Arizona utility’s peak demand with solar and storage project

Also on the rise: GAF Energy to open solar tile manufacturing facility in Texas. States that enable distributed storage will make room for more rooftop solar. And more.

BrightNight to meet one third of Arizona utility’s peak demand with solar and storage project

The developer entered a joint venture to deliver 300 MW of solar, 600 MWh of battery energy storage to Arizona’s Southwest Public Power Agency.

Sunrise brief: Manchin blocks climate bill, Biden said he will take executive action

Also on the rise: BLM approves 500 MW Oberon Solar Project on 2,700 acres in California desert. SOLV Energy, SEI partner to empower women in solar. And more.

BLM approves 500 MW Oberon Solar Project on 2,700 acres in California desert

The controversial Oberon Solar Project is the third solar installation approved under the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan.

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PNC Bank signs 80 MW power purchase agreement with Mammoth Solar

The second announced PPA for the project will help the bank to power nearly 50% of its legacy operations in the Mid-Atlantic with renewable electricity.

Solar groups call on EIA to provide data on interconnection, outages, and manufacturing

The data would help solar and storage providers to speed deployment, said Solar and Storage Industries Institute and the national solar trade group, SEIA.

Mining for solar power as DOE & EPA seek perspectives

Government developing a program to deploy $500 million to kickstart development of a potential 89 GW of renewables across 17,750 current and former mining sites

Sunrise brief: Americans beginning to correlate extreme weather with a climate crises, but purse strings are still tight

Also on the rise: Solar panels power the James Webb telescope. Tennessee Valley Authority seeks 5 GW of carbon-free energy. And more.

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