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New York to sell solar equipment it bought for Tesla, Panasonic

More than $200 million in equipment will be sold as Tesla plans to ramp up and expand operations at a Buffalo manufacturing facility.

Solar PPA prices may continue to increase until new supply chains emerge

PPA prices have been rising steadily since the end of last year and, according to solar developers, interconnection delays, permitting challenges, and supply chain constraints are likely to keep them high.

Mindful action is needed to increase Hispanic inclusion in solar energy

We need multiple strategies to ensure Hispanic and other minority communities benefit from and are involved in shaping how energy is built and used.

Distributed Solar acquires 41 MW community solar portfolio

Six of the projects are set to be constructed in New York, while another three will be in Maryland.

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.

Summit Ridge begins work on 44 MW Maine community solar portfolio

The projects, which are expected to be completed in 2022 and 2023, will serve local school districts, municipalities, hospitals, and businesses

Bundled solar projects to power Rhode Island public housing

Nine public housing authorities are aggregating demand for a contract with Nautilus Solar Energy and Veolia, which will build solar arrays to support thousands of residents.

Middlebury College closes in on renewable energy goal with solar installation

The installation will provide the College with about 30% of its total electricity usage and bring Middlebury to 100% renewable power upon completion.

Sunrise brief: Funding rounds fuel international firms’ U.S. expansion plans

Also on the rise: DOE back a Shell-led group in a liquid hydrogen test project, and registration is open for our 2021 Roundtables USA event.