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Florida Supreme Court rules in favor of utility solar development

Judges have unanimously ruled that Florida Power and Light is allowed to rate base $863 million for eight solar projects built in 2017 and 2018, as in 2016 state regulators had already approved it.

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Fate of Washington polysilicon plant hinges on Trump, Jinping meeting

REC Silicon has delayed full shutdown of its Moses Lake polysilicon operation until mid July as President Trump and his Chinese counterpart are scheduled to hold talks in Osaka in two weeks’ time.

Nevada goes buckwild with renewable legislation, 340 MW solar powered data center: pvMB 6/13/19

Welcome one and all to the Thursday edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at NEXTracker’s new president, REC joining SEIA’s board of directors, more staffing changes at Cypress Creek, and more. Let’s jump right in!

Six Flags Great Adventure unveils New Jersey’s largest net-metered solar array (w/ video)

The 23.5 MW project, comprised of carports and a nearby ground-mount installation, has officially been completed and will offset more than 98% of the park’s electricity needs.

Bifacial beats Trump’s tariffs

Federal trade authorities have ruled that bifacial solar modules are no longer subject to the Section 201 ruling, which currently apply a 25% tariff to most solar modules imported to the United States.

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Net metering analysis: When utilities attack, go big

Aurora Solar ran 45 million simulations to determine the effects on ROI for owners of residential solar due to specific changes in net metering policies and billing structures, and offers market-specific design guidance to maximize said ROI.

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Sunnova plans IPO, 200,000 call on Washington for climate debate: pvMB 6/12/19

Hello and, as with every other Wednesday, welcome to your Hump Day MB! Today we’ll be looking at Walmart and US Solar’s 36 project deal, POWERHOME solar expanding to Missouri, an Economy-wide analysis of decarbonization of the Pacific Northwest and much more. Let’s dive in!

Bloomberg drops $500 million while DSIRE seeks donations

Michael Bloomberg announced $500 million to lobby against coal and gas, noting top ten fossil electricity states as strategic targets. Meanwhile the DSIREUSA.org project seeks funding to continue its dissemination of information on clean energy policy.

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$37 for new solar in Vermont, BOfA to build 60 projects, module pricing stable – more!: pvMB 6/7/19

Put your car on cruise and lay back ’cause this is summertime, but Idaho Power is attacking net metering, while Fellowship Energy is winning a prize, Gillibrand is backing a carbon plan, and more!

Hannon Armstrong jumps into community solar, SRP gives emissions the boot: pvMB 6/6/19

Good morning and welcome to today’s edition of the pvMB. This morning, we’ll be looking at the Sunpower system at a “destination” Porsche dealership, PacificCorp installing a solar + storage sytem in lieu of wires for Rocky Mountain Power, Laura Olton’s appointment to head the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission and more!