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Sunrise brief: SpaceX to add Trina solar and Tesla batteries to its Starbase facility

Also on the rise: Western and Southeastern utilities’ progress in advancing 194 GW of solar projects is a mystery. Michigan utility seeks land siting utility scale solar. Approximately 858 GWdc of solar and over 1 TWh of batteries are in development. Summit Ridge energizes Montgomery County’s first ground-mount community solar project. PG&E $11 million pilot programs to accelerate vehicle-to-everything technologies. 50 states of solar incentives: Rhode Island.


PG&E $11 million pilot programs to accelerate vehicle-to-everything technologies

Pacific Gas & Electric is developing three pilot programs to test how bi-directional EVs and chargers can send power to the grid.


Polar Racking provides foundations and racking for solar plus storage project on Prince Edward Island

The 26 MW Sunbank solar and storage project in Summerside, PEI will also feature a 10 MW battery storage system and is expected to reduce the city’s imports of electricity from 58% to 38%.

Sunrise brief: BorgWarner wins $4 million prize to design American-made EV fast charger

Also on the rise: EDPR and Meta sign PPA for 156MW of solar from Cattlemen Solar Park in central Texas. Castillo Engineering selected to provide electrical design for New York community solar portfolio. NYSERDA launches energy advisory website for low-to moderate income households. Bluetti launches 350W foldable solar module. Green hydrogen electrolyzer provider closes $45 million Series B. Gallaudet University to install 2.5MW microgrid.

Washington DC University to install 2.5MW microgrid

Gallaudet University, Scale Microgrid Solutions, and Urban Ingenuity collaborate on solar-plus-storage microgrid to power the university and surrounding homes through community solar plan.

FERC Commissioner Phillips’s views on how to improve transmission, interconnection

Commissioner Phillips spoke of fixing interconnection dynamics that can result in only 20% of projects in a queue ultimately getting interconnected. He favors “substantial transmission,” he said, as well as near-term transmission improvements using grid-enhancing technologies and higher-capacity wires.

Solar+food in ethanol fields could fully power the United States

Converting the nation’s 40 million acres of ethanol corn farms into solar-plus-food facilities would generate 1.5 times our nation’s electricity needs, while also powering a 100% electrified passenger vehicle fleet.


CellCube secures long-term supply of vanadium redox flow battery electrolyte

US Vanadium will produce the VRFB electrolyte at its Hot Springs, Arkansas, production facility. The supply agreement is thought to be the largest executed outside of China.

Crossing EV barriers with microgrids and managed charging

As EV adoption booms, deploying charging infrastructure that can support electric fleets remains a considerable barrier, so SEPA has developed a report outlining how fleet microgrids and managed charging can streamline deployment of charging infrastructure, while lowering energy costs, reducing carbon emissions, and improving the charging experience.


Sunrise brief: Daimler, NextEra, and BlackRock fund investment in EV and hydrogen trucks and charging stations across the US

Also on the rise: Nova Scotia utility proposes net-metering fee. Research into how rooftop PV systems may affect air and building temperature in urban environments vice versa. Vanadium redox flow battery in microgrid project. Important step for Indiana solar: Utility’s net metering calculation overturned in court. Maxeon to offer IBC solar panels in the US.

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