Bankruptcy

PetersenDean, a regional solar installer and roofer, seeks chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

PetersenDean came to solar from the roofing world and has long been a top-ten U.S. solar installer with a multi-state regional practice.

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Morning Brief: FERC denies MOPR review, Tesla’s longest-range Model S now goes 402 miles

Also in the brief: Community solar for Covid recovery, flaring wasted $750 million of natural gas, and coal’s descent.

Morning brief: Solar on the family farm, LIPA shutting down steam, PG&E emerging from bankruptcy

Also in the brief: product announcements from GAF Energy, REsurety and Point Load Power.

Glasspoint, a Shell-funded solar enhanced-oil-recovery startup, is in liquidation

Glasspoint received more than $130M in VC from Oman’s sovereign wealth fund, along with the venture arm of Royal Dutch Shell. The plan was to use concentrated solar arrays housed in glass greenhouses to produce steam at gigawatt scale instead of natural gas for EOR.

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The challenges and tricks of adding battery storage to existing solar projects

Alencon Systems teamed up with Duke Energy to look at some of the challenges faced by a utility when adding a battery storage system to an existing solar installation. DC-coupled or AC-coupled? Grounding scheme?

Morning Brief: a massive battery ready to break ground, Vectren looks to cut net metering

Also in the brief: expanding a community solar pilot in San Antonio and how to guarantee a just energy transition for indigenous communities.

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Morning Brief: Indiana passes HB 1414, PG&E, FEMA agree to wildfire settlement

Also in the brief: NJR Clean Energy Ventures acquires the country’s largest floating solar array, a clean energy advocate has been named to Wisconsin’s PSC, a community solar farm proposed in Maine and more.

Hanergy subsidiary Solibro Hi-Tech is liquidated

No potential investor could be found to take over the thin-film solar business. Insolvency proceedings started a few days ago and the business operations of the CIGS thin-film company were finally halted.

Morning Brief: Kauai is 55% renewable, Dominion’s Virginia battery pilot approved

Also in the brief: Engie and JLL develop an energy program for State Fund, Oklahoma Gas and Electric is set to develop solar projects for the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes, PG&E pays Topaz in January.

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Hanergy named in class action complaint by ex-employees at Alta Devices

“Hanergy…is not above the rule of law, and this is not China. In abruptly closing the Alta plant, defendants violated the federal and California WARN Acts, which require at least 60 days written notice of termination where a plant is shut down and/or mass layoffs occur.”

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