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Sunrise brief: Customer-sourced power makes it into a utility’s resource plan

Also on the rise: SolRiver Capital buys an Oregon solar development portfolio, Swell Energy expands its distributed power plant model, and a shift in focus is coming to a DOE loan program.

Distributed energy wins a spot in PGE’s resource plan

The Oregon utility said that as much as 25% of peak demand power in 2030 could come from customer-owned solar panels, batteries, and electric vehicles.

Swell Energy targets California county for its latest distributed power plant venture

Swell will use its Distributed Power Plant model to establish up to 45 MWh of behind-the-meter solar powered energy storage for Redwood Coast Energy Authority.

Sunrise brief: Koch JV expands its move into battery energy storage

Also on the rise: SEG Solar expands its module production in Cambodia, Kentucky’s solar pipeline looks impressive, and Summit Ridge starts work on a community solar portfolio.

Koch forms JV to explore building a U.S. battery gigafactory

The 50:50 joint venture with Norway-based FREYR could result in factories with an initial production capacity of 50 GWh per year by 2030.

What energy storage can learn from solar’s import woes

If a Customs enforcement action were to take place, importers would need to prove that no forced labor was used at any stage of production, including all the way back to the mine.

Sunrise brief: DOE aims to expand community solar by 700% in four years

Also on the rise: Under new ownership, a Norwegian module maker could add 1 GW of U.S. capacity; Sunrun add $1 billion to a finance facility; and a natural gas-friendly renewable energy bill passes in North Carolina.

Convergent acquires 5 MW/20 MWh energy storage project in NYC

The system would be connected to the ConEdison grid as a distributed generation asset, and could come online in 2022.

Iron flow battery tech shows promise for mid-duration energy storage

The ESS battery systems have a prescribed design life of 25 years, but the battery modules, electrolyte, plumbing, and other components may well last for decades longer with proper maintenance.

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Sunrise brief: Module maker taps Georgia for new manufacturing plant

Also on the rise: Using AI to detect faults in residential solar systems, Georgia Power gets an OK for a BESS, and China’s power woes are affecting U.S. solar markets.

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