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Cuomo’s Green New Deal starts with 1 GW of large-scale solar

New York has also awarded 614 MW of wind, and three of the 20 renewable energy projects awarded are paired with energy storage. NextEra, Invenergy and EDF are each set to build solar projects larger than 100 MW.

Do these solar cells make me look fat?

NREL researchers explore power-to-weight ratios in thin film solar pv products, looking at premium price ($1.25-$100/W) gigawatt scale niches not directly competing with crystalline silicon solar modules.

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.

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.

Florida Power and Light to install at least 10 GW of solar by 2030

The utility’s ’30 x 30’ plan centers on installing more than 30 million solar panels, as one of the most ambitious unveiled by utility any to date. The plan is projected to allow FPL to get more than 40% of its electricity from zero-emission solar and nuclear by 2030.

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The Green New Deal in New York will double solar power

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing an increase of his administration’s 3GW distributed solar by 2023 goal to 6GW by 2025 – while more than doubling large scale solar projects.

Scott Murtishaw on practical implications of PG&E’s bankruptcy for solar & storage

In this interview California Solar & Storage Association’s (CALSSA) senior advisor looks at what the pending bankruptcy of PG&E should mean for solar and energy storage, from rooftop solar to the future of the utility.

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.

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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