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pvMB 2/18/19: New Mexico could offer $6,000 for solar, Pennsylvania bucks the solar jobs slump… and more!

Hello, happy Monday and thanks for starting your workweek with the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at Indiana looking to re-establish net metering, a 1.2 MW Brownfield completed in Savannah, Georgia, a 3-wheeled EV for first responders and everything else pressing this fine morning.

Milwaukee pushes back against We Energies’ monopoly

A city council committee has advanced a resolution to work with a contractor to install 210 kW of city-owned solar on libraries – only 20% of what it had earlier planned – as the utility insists that third-party power contracts are illegal.

Even with new capacity investments, Enphase still sold out

Enphase says its inverter lead times are ~13-15 weeks, even with dedicated manufacturing lines for components. Two new long term contracts expect to turn on in Q3 and Q4 ’19, lowering lead times to ~6-8 weeks.

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North Carolina groups call for end to utility monopoly, 100% renewable energy

Their petition calls on elected officials to transition the state to 100% renewables; end Duke Energy’s monopoly on generation; refuse to accept campaign contributions from the utility; and appoint citizen-oriented utility commissioners.

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Shell moves to acquire Sonnen

In May, oil giant Shell invested in battery maker sonnen. Now the 112-year-old company wants to fully acquire the business.

TVA announces future generation planning by cancelling solar program

The Tennessee Valley Authority is moving to the next stage of its 2019 Integrated Resource Plan, and concurrently announced the cancellation of the Green Power Providers program as of January 1, 2020.

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pvMB 2/15/19: Nexamp completes NY community solar, CALSSA supplier directory

Its Friday morning and today’s pv magazine USA morning brief goes well with coffee. In this edition we bring you additions to Panasonic’s premium installer list, a new drone dealership, insight into millennial employment goals and more.

The nuclear city goes 100% renewable

Chicago may be the largest city in the nation to commit to 100% renewable energy, with a 2035 target date. And the location says a lot about the future of clean energy.

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CCAs propose taking over PG&E’s retail business

Seven community choice aggregators have asked California regulators to take PG&E out of the business of supplying electricity to its customers, and allow them and/or other public entities to take over the retail business so PG&E can focus on safe electricity transmission and distribution.

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Illinois community solar block grants 10x over-subscribed

Illinois regulators have received applications for 1.8 GW of community solar projects, far more than state authorities were planning for when they designed the block grant program.

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