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Morning Brief: Virginia fills third-party pilot, S.C. House calls for Santee Cooper to go clean

Hello one and all and welcome to the first morning brief of your work week. Today we have BoxPower delivering microgrids to earthquake-affected communities in Puerto Rico, and Sullivan Power winning an award for its UC Irvine installation.

Morning Brief: Duke makes plays in Georgia, Dominion’s electric bus program

Welcome one and all to the morning brief, where we’ll be looking at Solar badgers, two projects in trouble in New York, Silicon Ranch’s new grazing partnership and more!

Kresge Foundation backs solar+storage for buildings with low-income residents

To help safeguard residents’ health and comfort during an extended power outage, a new program will provide loan guarantees for solar+storage installations that could keep cooling systems, medical equipment and refrigerators running.

More accusations of discrimination at Momentum Solar

A former employee is suing the company over allegations that she was terminated once she informed management of her high-risk pregnancy.

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South Carolina regulators about-face, reverse earlier decision on Dominion PURPA rates

A month after deciding upon the rates Dominion Energy will use to compensate PURPA customers, the state’s Public Service Commission has reversed the decision — raising the rates and laying the groundwork for a successful solar compensation structure.

Morning brief: First Solar settles $350M suit, assembly begins on Assembly Solar

Hello one and all to your usual Tuesday morning brief. Today we’ve got for you a CFO for SunPower spinoff, Maxeon, changes in the Canadian Solar Board and the sale of a solar project at a military base.

How will the US-Iran crisis impact the solar industry?

Four days after the drone attack ordered by the U.S. which killed Iranian power broker Qassem Suleimani, energy forecasting service AleaSoft said the price of Brent was rising again today. The potential shake out of rising oil costs for the solar industry is difficult to predict.

Delmarva Power’s demand charges beaten by Delaware man

State regulators have sided with a man who filed a protest against the power company over an unlisted $500+ demand charge on his monthly electric bill.

New York seeks successor to solar power net metering

The state commission is seeking to wean solar customers off of pure net metering charges, while starting to provide motivation to consider demand charges and time-of-use. Current net metering was extended by a year, so expect these changes to be in effect starting in 2021.

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New Mexico senator seeks solar sales tax to fund early childhood program

Senator Michael Padilla (D) of New Mexico has submitted the Renewable Energy Production Tax for consideration by the state. The 2.5% tax would fund early childhood education and care services, while exempting government and personal generation.

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