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Tesla deployed 1.72 GWh of energy storage and 177 MW of solar energy in the first half

In its Q2 earnings statement, Tesla said it is working to improve its Solar Roof installation capabilities and aims to reduce their installation time “dramatically.”

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Sunnova and SolarEdge partner to provide grid support services in New England

The two will provide voltage support for utility National Grid in a move to show that distributed resources can unlock additional value to ratepayers.

FPL’s ‘community solar’ program reaches its subscription limit

A year after its launch, the residential portion of SolarTogether joins commercial, industrial, and government portions in being fully subscribed, with the waiting list also at 100% capacity.

Sunrise brief: Startup raises $200 million to back its ‘breakthrough’ energy storage battery

Also on the rise: Developers scrap an 850 MW solar project after local objection, Rivian plans a second EV plant in the U.S., Ohio regulators consider another 470 MW of solar, and more.

American Clean Power Association merges with the US Energy Storage Association

The deal marks American Clean Power Association’s second major merger since founding in early 2021, and will bring in close relationships with more than 200 companies across all aspects of energy storage.

Sunnova launches green financing framework and prices its latest securitization

The securitization was backed by more than 6,400 solar rooftop systems and represented the best price to date for a portfolio of solar and energy storage loan assets.

Go big and go home: The case for solarizing 30 million homes

A new report argues for the largest solar buildout the country has ever seen, which it said would create 1.77 million jobs and drive $69 billion in energy savings over five years.

Sunrise brief: With residential solar demand ‘through the roof’ can supply chains keep up?

Also on the rise: An insurer warns the solar industry about wildfire risks, Hawaiian Electric’s storage incentive program goes live, and solar energy jobs were lost in the pandemic year but are coming back, DOE says.

Residential solar demand is ‘through the roof’

One question is whether or not manufacturers can keep up with demand, particularly inverters and semiconductors.

Energy jobs were lost in 2020, but they’re coming back

Roughly 840,000 jobs were lost across the energy sector in 2020, and solar was hit especially hard. A rebound is underway, according to a new report from the Energy Department.

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