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FlexGen launches modular C&I battery

FlexGen, a US-based storage system integrator, has launched a new modular battery solution for the commercial and industrial market. The FlexPod energy storage system combines lithium iron phosphate batteries, a power conversion system, and HVAC in a single container solution, with a range of configurations.

What’s in the Inflation Reduction Act for the solar industry?

A high-level, cursory summary of the IRA 2022 is focused on the details pertaining to solar power professionals.

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US Congress passes landmark Inflation Reduction Act

Passage of the act sets US solar industry on a new trajectory—increases Made in the USA manufacturing, boosts solar and battery recycling, incentives electric vehicles, and more

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New centralized DC:DC converter from Alencon

The CUBE is a PV and energy storage compatible converter rated upwards of 430 kW.

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.

Net losses triple at US tracker maker after acquisition

New Mexico-based Array Technologies is keen to emphasize the revenue benefits of buying Spanish rival STI Norland and said US President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act would also be good for business.

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Pink Energy files lawsuit against Generac

A complaint filed in Virginia claims that due to faulty parts and failure to communicate promptly, Pink Energy has incurred tens of millions of dollars in damages and suffered harm to its reputation and goodwill.

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Sunrise brief: Designing for 100% renewables with real-time retail pricing could yield benefits of 9% or more 

Also on the rise: Catalyzing solar in the US: a manufacturer’s perspective. FranklinWH announces additional financing for its home energy storage solution. And more.

Designing for 100% renewables with real-time retail pricing could yield benefits of 9% or more

Including real-time pricing of retail electricity in the design of a high-renewables system would “markedly” lower the system’s cost, researchers found, in an analysis for the island of Oahu, Hawaii. For continent-scale systems as well, they said the resulting demand-side flexibility is likely substantial.

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