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#Solar100’s Emily Rogers, Zadie Oleksiw, and Jamie Nolan: solar’s communications experts

In this special edition #Solar100, kWh Analytics’ Sarah Matsui speaks with three solar communications experts, Vote Solar’s Zadie Oleksiw, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Emily Rogers, and Nolan Strategic Communications’ Jamie Nolan.

pvMB 3/25/19: New Mexico’s clean electricity bill signed, a new solar charging pilot program in Hawaii… and more!

Hello and thank you for starting your work week with the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the last hurdle facing South Carolina’s solar freedom bill, proposed regulations for large-scale solar in Upstate New York, GenRenew becoming a SunPower Master Dealer and expanding to Illinois and everything else you need to start your week!

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Solar grew 48x over the last 11 years. What will the next 11 bring?

Whether or not solar leads the decarbonization of the world’s electricity supply depends on how long it can continue on a path of exponential growth.

Maryland Senate passes solar-powered renewable energy mandate

The 50% by 2030 mandate would include a provision that utilities source at least 14.5% of their power from solar, the highest portion of any policy to date. But to do that it has to get through both the Maryland House and Governor Hogan.

pvMB 2/20/19: Community solar coming to Kewanee, Dalian Linton produces a 4-meter mono ingot… and more!

Hello and welcome to your Hump Day pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the solar “Squid Boat” taking Key West by storm, Badger State Solar Park getting a power contract, Hanwha Q CELLS LA Dodgers partnership and everything else you need to stay informed.

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Solar jobs grow in the Midwest, Florida (w/ charts)

The release of state and local solar jobs information from the Solar Foundation shows that while California is still in the lead, growth is happening elsewhere.

Rise of bifacial lifts profits for the world’s tracker companies

Things are hotting up in the tracker world as the desire to squeeze down the price per Watt of solar power intensifies. And the rise of the trackers is attracting some well-known businesses to buy their way into the field.

Monopolies in Michigan fear solar, deliver some of nation’s most expensive electricity

An analysis by Michigan Technological University shows how Michigan utilities use political influence to push back against distributed solar generation, leading to some of the nation’s highest electricity rates in the Upper Peninsula.

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Puerto Rico is on its way to 100% renewable electricity

A bill to mandate that the island’s electric system move to 100% renewable energy by 2050 has passed the Puerto Rico Senate and is being sent to the House for reconciliation, the last stop before it is expected to be signed by Governor Rosselló.

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Big cheese gets big solar+storage proposal

Invenergy has proposed a solar project up to 200 MWac / 300 MWdc in capacity with a 50 MW / 200 MWh battery in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

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