Markets & Policy

Morning Brief: Tiger King star has solar installed, 260 MW on a fishery in China

Also In the brief: Iowa passes net metering right before suspending the session amid the Covid-19 pandemic, an international research team has developed a new type of solar cell that is 26.7% efficient in power conversion, Powerhome is hiring and more.

New EPA policy: some pollution rules are discretionary during pandemic

“It is not clear why refineries, chemical plants, and other facilities that continue to operate and keep their employees on the production line will no longer have the staff or time they need to comply with environmental laws.”

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Texas installer sees coronavirus concerns driving interest in residential storage

While national solar and storage projections fall, the opposite has been true for Bret Biggart and Freedom Solar, with more and more customers looking for residential storage to weather uncertain times.

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Arizona commission signals support for 100% clean energy by 2050

Arizona could join 16 other states and territories that have targets of 100% clean or renewable electricity by 2050 or sooner. Thirty-two groups in Arizona have called for 50% renewables by 2030.

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Morning brief: Hawaii is installing batteries to support solar and wind, Ted Danson on energy storage

Also in the brief: Tesla is planning to retool its New York gigafactory to manufacture medical ventilators, SEIA is projecting that coronavirus could slash the solar workforce in half, a 50 MW community solar project approved in New Mexico and more.

Guide to installing residential solar amid a pandemic

As long as their businesses are allowed to operate, residential solar companies have to adhere to the changing world that Covid-19 has created. In light of this, Sunrun and SEIA have both released best practice guidelines for installing solar during a global pandemic.

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Reasons to be cheerful: US utility solar pipeline is ‘stronger than ever’

“Even going into a pandemic, the market is well-positioned,” says a WoodMac analyst.

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What happens to PV equipment when it falls out of the primary market?

The sale of quality PV equipment in the secondary market offers an additional sales channel for sellers. It also provides an alternative procurement option for buyers.

Electrolyzer overview: Lowering the cost of hydrogen and distributing its production

Electrolyzer manufacturers are in agreement on the goal of rapidly reducing investment costs, mainly through economies of scale. Some are embracing large units, while others are betting on quantity over size. The first approach is attractive for operators of large PV plants, while the latter is better suited to operators of small systems.

Morning Brief: Amazon to add 300 MW of renewables, Falck and ENI partner on development

Also in the brief: tech from the rumored Apple car could find its way to your pocket or wrist, a list of Georgia utilities and other services that will not cut off services due to nonpayment, COVID-19 resulting in a 20% decrease in oil demand and more

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