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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!

Arizona’s got a new RPS proposal and this one might be for real

Commissioner Sandra Kennedy of the ACC is calling for 50% renewable generation by 2028 and, in a first for the ACC, is calling on distributed solar to lead the way.

On the anniversary of the Section 201 tariffs, Trump talks trade

There are indications that the Trump Administration may be reaching a deal with Chinese authorities, but the trade war goes on.

pvMB 2/5/19: No Solar Freedom in Virginia, Growatt achieves rapid shutdown… and more!

It’s Tuesday, but more importantly, it’s Tuesday morning which means it’s time for the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at a Michigan school adding solar curriculum, Sunworks constructing a 1.5 MW system at Kingston Technology’s HQ, the complaints over Georgetown University’s proposed solar project and everything else on our solar slate.

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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pvMB 1/30/19: Michigan regulators OK halt to utility political spending, NY cooperative signs 16 MW PPA, and more…

Hello to you on this fine Wednesday morning and thanks for checking out the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’re taking a look at the violence caused by climate change, Kaco’s new monitoring portal and Recycle PV Solar, COSEIA and AriSEIA getting in on a pv module recycling promotion partnership and much much more.

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PG&E files for bankruptcy; Asks court to overrule FERC

Only days after federal regulators claimed “concurrent jurisdiction”, the California utility is taking steps to ensure that it has the ability to get out of its power contracts.

FERC asserts jurisdiction over PG&E contracts

While acknowledging that the law is “unsettled,” FERC has said that it and the bankruptcy courts have concurrent jurisdiction over power contracts, as other generators holding PG&E contracts join the fray.

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NextEra: solar and wind plus batteries will be “massively disruptive” to conventional generation

The power giant says that coal, gas and nukes will not be able to compete with clean energy, and that renewable energy deployment is “just getting started”.

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Clash of the energy titans

PG&E has filed a response to NextEra’s request to protect its power purchase agreements, by arguing that no harm has yet occurred, FERC doesn’t have jurisdiction, and that ongoing case law referenced by NextEra is not applicable.

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