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Sunrise brief: Solar wins hundreds of millions in New England capacity payments

Also on the rise: Amazon helps Duke Energy complete power flow studies in hours, not months. Canadian Solar to supply Texas-made TOPCon modules to Sol Systems. And more.

Solar wins hundreds of millions in New England capacity payments

Solar projects totaling 16.6 GW won $3.58/kW per month in the 2027-28 NE-ISO capacity auction.

Amazon helps Duke Energy complete power flow studies in hours, not months

Every utility-scale solar project awaiting interconnection must wait for the transmission provider to conduct a power flow study. Duke Energy can now complete those studies in hours, not months, an Amazon executive said at a policy forum held by ACORE.

Sunrise brief: Massachusetts expands solar net metering, bucking a national trend

Also on the rise: Module prices steady as market mulls price hikes. Baltimore Gas and Electric installs battery storage system to manage winter peaks. And more.

Massachusetts expands solar net metering, bucking a national trend

Massachusetts expanded access to net metering, showing a commitment to distributed energy. The Department of Public Utilities expects to save ratepayers $10 million with the regulatory change.

Alberta lifts moratorium on renewable energy projects

The government of the Canadian province of Alberta has announced plans to ban new renewables projects on high-quality agricultural land and within a 35 km radius of areas with pristine views, following a nearly seven-month pause on approvals for such installations.

Module prices steady as market mulls price hikes

In a new weekly update for pv magazine, OPIS, a Dow Jones company, provides a quick look at the main price trends in the global PV industry.

Achieving compatibility between solar project developers and mineral estate holders

How to play in the sandbox: Understanding the interplay of the mineral estate and the surface estate and strategies for successful surface project development in Texas, California and elsewhere.

Sunrise brief: Solar generated 5.5% of U.S. electricity in 2023, a 17.5% increase

Also on the rise: Grid operators in California and Texas earn “B” grades, others score poorly. Calculating potential impact of EPA’s $7 billion Solar for All program. And more.

Shell to sell 25% of its U.S. solar assets, said Reuters

Reuters reported that the oil major is continuing to draw back from renewable energy investment.

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