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World now has 583.5 GW of operational solar, plus more uplifting renewable energy stats

Global grid-connected solar capacity reached 580.1 GW at the end of 2019, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Total installed renewables capacity hit a remarkable 2,563.8 GW, with hydropower remaining the dominant source at 1,310.9 GW, followed by wind at 622.7 GW.

690 MW Gemini solar project on hold over permit delay

The project, expected to be the largest in the country upon completion, has been delayed after the Bureau of Land Management missed the date to decide the project’s historical impact assessment.

Will the Clean Peak Standard spark America’s fabled battery boom?

Roger Lin, VP of marketing with NEC Solutions sat down with pv magazine to discuss the larger national impact of the Massachusetts Clean Peak Standard, including how the policy can be modeled for other states, regardless of their renewable penetration levels.

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Morning brief: Trump’s war on solar, Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project

Also in the brief: The $400 million, 500 MW PV project in Oman, Tampa Electric Company is looking to double its solar capacity, New York passes renewable siting legislation and more.

The Southeast has become a dual peaking region

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has made that determination after studying the annual maximum peaks for 22 different utility planning authorities over from 1998 to 2018.

Morning Brief: New Mexico utility breaks up with coal, Tesla adds commercial storage ordering

Also in the brief: CALSSA organizes mask and PPE donations, National Grid is postponing projects in Rhode Island, Envision Solar has officially launched the upgraded generation of EV ARC solar EV chargers and more!

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Sungevity: the rise and fall and fall again

The formerly bankrupt and since reborn residential solar company abruptly laid off nearly 400 workers yesterday. For the third time in company history, a significant portion of the workforce was laid off with no warning. Now Sungevity’s future is uncertain – yet again.

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Morning brief: Tesla’s massive battery system bid, no Covid-19 effect visible yet for module imports

Also in the brief: kWh Analytics’ insurance policy on solar production and revenues, Solar FlexRack has reached 200 solar tracker installations, the Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project has been sold and more.

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Finalized SAFE policy slashes vehicle emission standards

In a rollback of Obama-era policy, the new regulation restricts carbon dioxide emissions standards by 1.5% a year through model year 2026, a figure opponents of the bill feel is not nearly enough.

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What options will emerge to replace tax equity financing for solar?

With the scope of global turmoil caused by Covid-19, tax equity, the predominant vehicle for solar project financing will slow down considerably. What options will arise to replace tax equity, and how will they shape the different branches of development?

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