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Odessa Disturbance highlights troubling gaps in solar reliability

A root cause report on a West Texas power disturbance found that, in many cases, the solar industry “is not proactively identifying abnormal performance issues” related to inverter-based resources.

Oregon regulators ease community solar guidelines

Community solar development is set to accelerate as the program full capacity allotment is now available. Low-income customers have had their discount doubled.

Sunrise brief: Solar manufacturer expands to the U.S.

Also on the rise: Texas is urged once again to winterize its energy infrastructure, and work starts on an 80 MW BTM solar array.

Canadian solar manufacturer expands to New York

Ubiquity Solar plans annual production capacity of 350 MW of utility-grade PV cells and 1.5 MW of advanced space-grade PV cells for aerospace customers.

Report calls on Texas…again…to winterize its energy infrastructure

The FERC/NERC assessment pointed to freezing of generator components and fuel issues as the top two major causes of generator outages, derates, or failures to start during the February 2021 winter storm.

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Tigo launches residential inverter and energy storage products

The inverters are available in 7.6 kW and 11.4 kW configurations, and feature up to 200% DC oversizing,  and 50V starting voltage.

Watch: Roll-forming solar racking system for ballasted membrane roofs

The novel system secures panels on ballasted roofs and is intended not to compromise the roof’s structural integrity.

Sunrise brief: Fusion Renewables taps iSun to develop 448 MW of solar

Also on the rise: Catalyze makes its third acquisition of 2021, Salt River Project adds more solar capacity with latest PPA, and Generac unveils a microinverter as it edges into solar and energy storage.

KORE and ZEV to develop technology to electrify the transportation sector

The KORE and ZEV teams plan to focus on thermal management, safety, and module and pack configurability towards higher energy and power densities.

Catalyze acquires Sol Alliance in its latest move to expand nationally

The deal brings Colorado-based Catalyze a project development pipeline of more than 80 MW and adds to two earlier deals for solar and storage companies.