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pvMB 1/18/19: Tesla cuts 7% of workforce, a win for interconnection in Arizona, 57 MW plant in South Carolina goes online and more!

In today’s issue of the pv magazine USA morning brief, we also cover the commissioning of Wisconsin’s largest solar roof, Bloomberg’s Climate Finance council members, Maryland EVs, and the untimely end of three community solar gardens in Illinois.

Demand aggregation comes to corporate solar

A new deal where five big-name companies have jointly signed up for the output of 42.5 MW from a North Carolina solar project may point to the future of corporate solar PPAs.

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.

World’s largest roofing company launches residential solar arm

Standard Industries has announced the launch of GAF Energy, a subsidiary which will interface with local roofing contractors to sell its DecoTech Solar roof system.

As corporate renewable energy purchases expand, so do the risks

Rocky Mountain Institute offers insight into five corporate renewable energy procurement risks – price, shape, basis, volume, and operation – and follows with mitigation strategies and tools to widen the discussion within boardrooms.

What happens to a bankrupt PG&E’s solar contracts?

pv magazine USA offers a look into the possibilities regarding one of the biggest questions around PG&E’s bankruptcy announcement.

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PG&E files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

PG&E is filing for bankruptcy, and it may get broken up by regulators. None of this is good news for solar project owners that hold contracts with the utility.

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Bifacial gets the big money

LONGi bifacial solar modules were included as part of a fully-financed 224 MWdc solar project in Georgia, with NEXTracker suggesting it’s a first for the technology in the United States on a large-scale financed project, with 750 MW already following in their book of business.

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The (Western) money is all going downstream

Mercom Capital’s latest report on financial activity in the solar sector shows the growing move of capital towards downstream companies and solar projects, as projects become an increasingly attractive asset.

pvMB: sPower’s 500 problems, local politics support solar, $5b more for batteries in Georgia, more!

In today’s pv magazine morning brief Brookfield Renewables announces its dividend at just above a quarter a share, the first community (sorta) solar project in Wyoming is complete, Duke Energy’s next round of solar rebates is already largely sold out, and more!

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