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Florida regulators approve FPL rate settlement agreement

The new rates will help to support the expansion of two of the utility’s prominent solar programs, 30-by-30 and the SolarTogether community solar initiative.

Sunrise brief: Google deploys ‘dragon scale’ solar shingles at its Silicon Valley campus

Also on the rise: Large format modules are gaining market share and presenting a new set of challenges, Honeywell and Duke will jointly test a flow battery, and Sunnova will offer EV charging through a partnership with ChargePoint.

Sunrise brief: Seattle arena switches on its rooftop solar array

Also on the rise: SEIA fires back at A-SMACC’s antidumping tariff request, and Enphase launches a microinverter line for microgrids.

SEIA fires back on tariffs, calls A-SMACC’s case ‘baseless’

In a 138-page rebuttal to a petition for anti-dumping tariffs, the trade group insisted that the solar industry would miss out on 46,000 jobs by 2023 if tariffs were put in place.

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Enphase launches microgrid-forming microinverter line

The IQ8 solar microinverters are capable of forming a microgrid during a power outage using only sunlight, providing backup power without a battery. The systems also allow any size Enphase battery to be paired with a solar system.

Sunrise brief: Consumers can drive decarbonization faster than utilities, study says

Also on the rise: Ohio officials approve more utility-scale solar, SCE will add 2,150 MWh of energy storage, and large format modules are headed for standardization in a move driven by a Chinese trade group.

NextEra Partners buys stake in 2,520 MW renewables portfolio

The deal includes more than 800 MW of solar and solar+storage in four states.

FERC denies utilities’ request to leave TVA

FERC said it lacked authority to grant the request, but is now looking into allegations that TVA retaliated against the petitioners.

Pine Gate to bring second solar project to North Carolina county

The company said it has lined up financing and started work on the 70 MW Stanly Solar project.

Sunrise brief: Calculating the economic lift offered by community solar

Also on the rise: Polysilicon prices are likely to stay high as a ‘crazy year’ extends into ’22, Hawaiian Electric is seeking energy and capacity, and the latest landfill-hosted solar array enters service.