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pvMB 2/14/19: Lyft adds EV option, Kentucky legislation to kill net metering… and more!

Happy Valentines Day and welcome to your pv magazine USA morning brief! Today we’ll be looking at a Tesla Powerwall owner who’s system was so efficient in an outage, he didn’t know there was one, the limbo of Illinois solar projects, a team of teenage girl engineers that designed a solar powered tent for the homeless and everything else you need to know this morning.

REC Silicon to suspend production at Washington State polysilicon factory

REC Silicon has revealed plans to halt operations at its Moses Lake facility in 17 days’ time. The company says it has taken the decision to maintain liquidity for its semiconductor business with American workers set to pay the price for President Trump’s trade war with China.

pvMB 2/12/19: AceClamp’s response to patent infringement allegations, NEXTracker’s hiring spree… and more!

Welcome to today’s pv magazine USA morning brief and thanks for spending your morning with us. Today we’re looking at English researchers’ development of a solar flag, two community solar projects in Illinois under fire, University of Northern Iowa’s new group-buy program and everything else on our solar slate. Let’s ride!

Solar jobs contract for the second year in a row

The United States lost approximately 8,000 jobs across the 50 states, with California alone losing more than 9,000 jobs and cancelling out growth in 29 states. Puerto Rico and solar + storage joined the party, but not the job count yet, by contributing 5,900 jobs.

pvMB 2/4/19: Massive solar projects in Nebraska and Wyoming, GAF energy adding to its R&D leadership…and more!

Hello and happy Super Bowl Monday. In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief we a take a look at PowerOptions and Solect Energy renewing their partnership, a 1 MW plant in Rhode Island and the rest you need to start your week.

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pvMB 2/1/2019: Tesla CFO replaced, LaFleur to resign at FERC, GameChange hits 4 GW in sales, and more…

In our first pv magazine USA morning brief in February, we also give an update on S5!’s patent infringement case, introduce a new director for GRID Alternatives’ Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund, and provide you with a pair of technical reports on DER integration/grid modernization to start your day.

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Did PURPA changes cause Cypress Creek’s layoffs?

Policies have consequences and the nation’s largest solar developer is laying off an estimated 20% of its workforce.

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pvMB 1/22/19: DOE dreaming of a lithium battery recycling center, Ford’s EV F-150 and more

In today’s edition of the pv magazine USA morning brief we look at SolarReserve naming Tom Georgis CEO, 34% of Americans planning on making the EV switch by 2030, JFK airport getting 10 MW solar, as well as stories from all aspects of the industry. Buckle up.

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pvMB 1/21/19: Belgian students march to demand climate action, Ameresco buys Maximum Solar and more!

In today’s edition of the pv magazine USA morning brief, we also take a look at Strata Solar achieving zero injuries in 2018, New Hampshire passing its first battery pilot program, EQ Research’s Q4 2018 General Rate Case Update and everything else you need to start your week.

pvMB 1/17/19: SEIA splashes with new promotions, Vermont’s largest solar parking lot and more

In today’s issue of the pvMB we take a look at NREL & CESA’s report on designing community solar for low & moderate income customers, Stem Inc’s BloomberNEF interview on solar+storage+AI, the first lithium-ion solar boat to be Coast Guard-certified and more action-packed solar news.

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