Markets & Policy

Lack of carbon pricing and uncertain policy are holding back the flow of capital to renewables

“Putting a price on GHG emissions creates an economic incentive to allocate capital toward the development of new lower-emitting technologies,” claims a report from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Morning Brief: SEIA forecasts 18 GW of solar for 2020 with 3.5 GW installed in Q2

Also in the brief: BayWa r.e. expands PV and storage capabilities with acquisition of Enable Energy, Hemlock Semiconductor to vertically integrate polysilicon production.

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First Solar changes course: now selling its thin-film solar panels into the distributed generation market

The utility-scale solar pioneer and specialist is going small. After decades of avoiding distributed generation, its distributors will now offer First Solar’s series 6 modules to “projects and customers of all shapes and sizes.”

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Sunfolding looks to disrupt the tracker industry with air pneumatics

With $32 million in series B funding and an ever-growing project pipeline, air-based tracker startup, Sunfolding, is hoping to increase its hold in the tracker market with tech that’s simple, light and can be installed on terrain previously thought untouchable.

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Terabase Energy raises funding to break the $0.01/kWh utility-scale solar barrier with software

Terabase wins a $6 million Round A led by SJF Ventures, an early funder of Nextracker, for an integrated software platform to make building utility-scale solar more efficient, smarter and cheaper.

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NREL scientists encourage ‘optimal’ PV curtailment

Solar curtailment might become a valuable aspect of future PV deployment, particularly if grid operators start focusing on ‘curtailment management’ instead of ‘curtailment prevention.’ Management would include measures such as flexible generation, storage, load flexibility, and regional coordination.

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

Texas and California lead the green grid trend, with PJM not far behind. ERCOT has 75 GW of solar in its interconnection queue — but how fast clean energy can displace natural gas and coal remains a key issue. 

Morning Brief: FERC loses commissioner with no replacements in sight, Improving utility-scale bifacial modeling

Also in the brief: Puerto Rico chooses solar over gas in grid redesign, U.S. clean power giants to join forces to build lobbying muscle.

Energy Jobs: Recurrent Energy, Sunnova, Generate, Tesla, Sun Light & Power, McCarthy Building Companies

Executive, career and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC. Plus, a few select job openings.

US solar growth in 2020 is driven by giant utility-scale projects

The number of large solar projects is surging in the U.S. — and pv magazine is keeping track. We’ve gathered up the recent news in big solar — with Indiana set to double its solar capacity, and Texas galloping along. Plus, the never-ending Spotsylvania saga.

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