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Sunrise brief: Battery storage operation under net billing provides virtually no grid value, says Berkeley Lab study

Also on the rise: US added 15 GW generating capacity, 4.2 GW solar in first half 2022. Pairing agrivoltaics and pollinator habitat with community solar in New York. And more.

Battery storage operation under net billing provides “virtually no grid value”: Berkeley Lab study

Net billing for rooftop solar, which incentivizes the use of battery storage to maximize solar self-consumption, is inefficient, researchers found, whereas incentivizing battery owners to discharge power during peak hours would provide greater value.

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Solar on Wisconsin city hall provides for more than half of the complex’s energy needs

The 389 kW rooftop system puts Wauwatosa on track to cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2030.

 

Sunrise brief: BrightNight to meet one third of Arizona utility’s peak demand with solar and storage project

Also on the rise: GAF Energy to open solar tile manufacturing facility in Texas. States that enable distributed storage will make room for more rooftop solar. And more.

50 States of Solar Incentives: Maryland

A historically solar-friendly state, Maryland’s capacity addition projections in the next few years are underwhelming, despite a suite of supportive policies and grants throughout the state.

Mississippi revamps its net metering policy

The new program tackles barriers to solar adoption for low-income customers through a net metering rate adder and a one-time $3,500 upfront cash rebate.

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California solar net metering comment period closed, here’s what leaders said

California has finished collecting public comment on NEM 3.0, a policy that is considered anti-rooftop solar, and has provisions that are called “a tax on the sun.”

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50 States of Solar Incentives: Delaware

The second smallest state in the nation is not known for large-scale solar installations, but the tide is slowly turning.

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Florida added more than 40,000 rooftop solar systems in 2021

The state achieved 41% year-over-year growth in added capacity, and surpassed 1 GW of cumulative installed rooftop solar.

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Sunrise brief: Residential solar offers price certainty in chaotic electricity markets

Also on the rise: ZiGGY the robot that comes when your EV needs a charge. Why every state can learn from Hawai‘i’s solar journey. And more.

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