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Sunrise brief: Agrivoltaics co-locates solar and agriculture, yielding mutual benefit

Also on the rise: Bi-directional charging approved for Nissan LEAF in the U.S.  PVH to open solar tracker manufacturing plant in Texas. And more.

Raptor Maps partners with JinkoSolar to streamline the PV module warranty process

Raptor Maps reports that its new software provides a solution to a historically complex process by fusing robotically-captured inspection data with both in-field and manufacturer-supplied data.

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Borrego makes its first major push into utility-scale O&M

Two operations and maintenance contracts signed for combined total of 100 MW in Ohio.

Borrego spin off, ECP, rebrands as New Leaf Energy

Solar and energy storage development business to operate as New Leaf Energy, an independent arm of ECP focused on distributed generation and utility-scale projects in the US.

Heat wave sparks fire at solar park in the Netherlands

The fire affected an area of around 5,000 square meters but did not damage the solar panels. The local fire brigade was able to control the fire in around two hours.

Considerations for solar projects during heat waves

High temperatures can affect different components of PV systems. Inverters can fail, the efficiency of solar modules can decline, and existing cell damage can become worse. However, investors, planners, and operators can adjust to heat waves in a number of different ways.

Holistic solar modeling predicts even lower future pricing

Government researchers have refined their learning curve calculations and quantified how focusing on CAPEX alone can underestimate declines in project costs.

Sunrise brief: Six members of Congress sign letter urging DOC to continue solar anti-circumvention investigation

Also on the rise: How much will solar costs rise? The answer to where Qcells will build its manufacturing plant. Interesting gear at Intersolar. Duke and installers compromise on net metering. And more.

Sunrise brief: What are upfront and lifetime costs of heat pumps?

Also on the rise: Borrego sells development business, including 8.4 GW solar pipeline. Trackers in uneven terrain. 50 states of solar incentives: Pennsylvania. Storage and robots at Intersolar Europe 2022.

An American at Intersolar: Part III – Storage & robots

Across from a multitude of solar panel cleaning robots, ees Europe showed off flow batteries, and hydrogen – though lithium ion vendors dominated the conference.

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