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Sunrise brief: Sunrun signs on to recycle solar panels with Solarcycle

Also on the rise: Utility TVA targets 10 GW of solar by 2035, currently owns 1 MW in operation. Maxeon unveils whole home energy management system SunPower One. Washington DC outpacing its own solar goals, for now. AES to supply Microsoft with 110 MW of solar, 220 MWh of storage. Self-healing perovskite solar PV cells can withstand fierce cosmic radiation. Porsche AG leads $400 million series C funding of US high-performance battery cell fabrication.

D.C. is outpacing its own solar goals, for now

The District’s 2021 RPS Compliance Report shows a significant expansion of RPS-certified solar facilities, with capacity additions outpacing program mandates.

Sunrise brief: Our nation’s renewables goals are at risk; the US Commerce Department must reject the latest tariff petition

Also on the rise: The sky may not be falling: Heliene CEO speaks on anti-circ investigation. To speed interconnection, consider public control of grid operators, says law professor. Sachs polls says 86% of Florida voters want Gov. DeSantis to veto anti-solar bill. Maryland Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 moves to the Governor’s desk. Virginia Governor signs property tax exemption for solar installations up to 25kW. Solar drone inspection provider Raptor Maps secures $22 million Series B.

Power Factors selected to manage Vesper Energy’s development pipeline

Vesper said it will use BluePoint to track the progress and milestones of its 1.3GW solar and storage development pipeline, while the projects are in development, and support financial and commercial management of said assets once they’re completed.

Solar trackers vs. wind: An ongoing struggle

In a new whitepaper, FTC solar looks to tackle the damage potential of dynamic and static wind loads on single axis trackers using a novel hardware approach and a zero-degree stow angle.

Renewable energy accounted for 21% of US electrical generation in 2021

Solar maintained its place as the country’s fastest-growing electrical resource, while widespread droughts caused hydropower to fall and coal saw a brief resurgence.

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.


The U.S. Army commits to using 100% clean electricity by 2030

“The Army will lead by example” says the United States Army Climate Strategy, and by 2040 aims to add enough renewables and storage to self-sustain critical missions.

Sunrise brief: Thanks to the proposal to reduce compensation for excess solar generation, most Florida solar shoppers lose interest

Also on the rise: Convalt Energy steers arounds obstacles on its way to solar manufacturing in New York. NABCEP and EnergySage release survey for solar installers. Recycled silicon used in PERC solar cells. Michigan DTE seeks 500MW of renewables. Grazing sheep under solar increases carbon sequestration. Robot dog monitors PV plant. Greenback acquires several installations in Massachusetts.


Robot dog for PV plant monitoring

A robot dog developed by Boston Dynamics monitors a solar park by walking between the panel rows following a programmed route. It uses its built-in thermal vision system to generate thermographic reports on the status of the different PV plant components.


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