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Amazon helps Duke Energy complete power flow studies in hours, not months

Every utility-scale solar project awaiting interconnection must wait for the transmission provider to conduct a power flow study. Duke Energy can now complete those studies in hours, not months, an Amazon executive said at a policy forum held by ACORE.

Sunrise brief: First Solar plans to double manufacturing capacity by 2026

Also on the rise: Solar at “twice the natural capacity factor of the sun”. The importance of community solar in all-of-the-above renewable energy strategy. And more.

Sunrise brief: Massachusetts lawmakers urged to adopt “million solar roofs” equivalent

Also on the rise: DOE announces $366 million for energy projects in rural and remote communities. Anza expands back-end visibility for solar module procurement. And more.

DOE announces $366 million for energy projects in rural and remote communities

The funding will support solar, energy storage and other clean energy deployment across 20 states and 30 tribal nations.

Puerto Rico program to bring low-cost solar and batteries to 30,000 households 

Applications open February 22 for the DOE’s Solar Access Program for eligible single family homeowners in Puerto Rico.

Sunrise brief: Super Bowl to be hosted in first 100% renewable energy NFL stadium

Also on the rise: Utah bill proposes rooftop solar net metering rate protection. Battery storage plus hydrogen can enable a reliable, cheap clean energy transition. And more.

Nextracker makes its mark in distributed energy generation

Nextracker inked agreements with channel partners trained to resell the company’s flagship NX Horizon solar tracker to help scale DG sales to the commercial and industrial segment.

Sunrise brief: Enphase Q4 revenues drop 35% in U.S. and 70% in Europe

Also on the rise: Recurrent Energy secures $160 million for Louisiana solar project. Solar corporate funding rises 42% globally in 2023. And more.

Sunrise brief: Bipartisan Senators request increased tariffs on solar imports from China

Also on the rise: Updated Enphase IQ8 microinverters are shipping in North America. Sharp unveils 580 W TOPCon solar panel with 22.45% efficiency. And more.

Updated Enphase IQ8 microinverters are shipping in North America

Enphase reports that both the IQ8HC and IQ8X are designed to pair with a full range of solar modules up to 540 W.


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