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American module shipments spiked in quantity and plummeted in price at the onset of Covid

2.05 GW of PV modules were shipped in March before plummeting to 1.24 GW in April. Yet, while shipments slowed, the cost per peak watt reached and sustained record lows.

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Morning Brief: Navajo Transitional Energy proposes 200 MW of solar, Lyft joins EV 100

Also in the brief, SunPower provides a Maxeon update, Solar Support, DEPCOM Power and Power Factor partner on disaster recovery, KB home is the first builder to offer OneRoof and more.

Bringing solar to the heart of coal country

The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia, spurred on by Virginia’s pro-solar legislative spring, has released a request for qualifications, seeking a partner to co-develop commercial-scale solar projects in seven coal counties.

Morning Brief: Sunrun launches residential energy storage virtual power plant, Panasonic expands its panel warranty

Also in the brief: Verizon is back at the bottom of Green America’s Clean Energy Wireless Scorecard, Solar United Neighbors and Vote Solar have submitted over 20,000 public comments against NERA, an early coal plant retirement and more.

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Solytic launches solar monitoring platform comparison tool

The Germany-based PV monitoring software startup has released this in-depth industry comparison just three months after announcing its intent to expand its user base tenfold by 2023.

Two new funds will put $110 million towards climate-change-mitigating tech

In addition to Prime Coalition’s announcement of a new $50 million fund and Pale Blue Dot launching its first-ever fund, tech incubator Greentown Labs will be expanding to Houston.

Sustaining the future of indoor vertical farming with microgrids

Schneider Electric’s Don Wingate discusses how microgrids can help the indoor vertical farming movement realize its full potential.

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.

Fluence’s sixth generation of storage technology has over 2 GWh of commitments at launch

Featuring a monitoring system that tracks system performance, a comprehensive operating platform and stackable system design, Fluence claims its new solution is capable of reaching gigawatt-sized deployments while driving project costs down as much as 25%.

How software services can ease downturn effects on community solar

Successful community solar development requires harmonizing construction, financing, and subscriber acquisition and management. Digital management platforms can give developers the tools to precisely manage these aspects and get the most out of their projects.

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