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Sunrise brief: California utilities commission rejects solar microgrid proposal

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California utilities commission rejects solar microgrid proposal

The commission deemed Sunnova’s application to be an attempt to create a monopoly, while simultaneously showing affinity toward investor-owned utility-run microgrids.


Microgrid planned for tribal casino in San Jacinto, California

Scale Microgrids will build a 1.5 MW solar plus 6 MWh battery storage system with the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians on the rooftop of the Soboda Casino Resort.

Federal government releases $1 billion in rural electric funding 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering funding from the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to farmers, ranchers and other rural market end users such as tribal organizations to fund $1 million for clean energy projects, and $500,000 for energy efficiency upgrades.

Solar, microgrids and EV buses discussed at first Clean Energy Schools Symposium

More than 50 school system leaders representing 16 U.S. states joined policy makers in Washington, D.C. this week at the first-ever Clean Energy Schools Symposium.

Sunnova files for $3.3 billion Department of Energy loan

The company looks to greatly expand its rollout of solar virtual power plant services.

Puerto Rico’s first cooperatively managed microgrid to use Rivian donated batteries

The microgrid will be commissioned by Casa Pueblo in partnership with the Honnold Foundation.


Government releases $1 billion Puerto Rico energy resilience relief package

The government package includes two rounds that will fund residential solar and storage projects, followed by resilience solutions such as microgrids, community solar and grid modernization.

California utilities commission advised to block solar and storage microgrid application

In a move that was “shocking” to solar and storage provider Sunnova, the California Public Utilities Commission made yet another decision in favor of the investor-owned electric utility giants.


Sunrise brief: Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America opens in Long Beach

Also on the rise: U.S. energy storage market set for take off. Solar turns brownfields into green wellsprings. And more.

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