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2.05 GW of solar PV installed in the United States during Q2

GTM Research expects 13.9 GW to be installed over the full year, the result of an ongoing utility-scale boom.

Working together: the pv magazine USA weekly news digest

This week saw collaborations between nations and companies, some numbers on the U.S. energy storage market and progress in the carving up of SunEdison, as the solar industry prepares for the Solar Power International trade show.

Sunrun taps former state regulator as Chief Policy Officer

The solar firm known for playing hardball on net metering policies has hired a former regulator to head its policy efforts.

NextEra Energy Partners to acquire a 24% stake in 550 MW Desert Sunlight solar project

This acquisition will double the yieldco’s solar holdings, as part of a previously announced expansion of solar and wind assets.

BayWa, Geenex partner to build 350 MW of solar PV in North Carolina and Virginia

The projects are in various stages of development and most are expected to be completed in 2017 and 2018.

SolarWorld partners with REC on commercial solar

REC will provide its commercial PPA, financing and various other forms of support to SolarWorld installers developing C&I projects, as part of its channel strategy.

SolarCity reinstated as intervenor in Nevada grandfathering case

The next hearing to consider grandfathering of solar customers will be held on September 19.

D.E. Shaw, Madison Dearborn agree not to block the sale of SunEdison assets

The agreement removes a key hurdle to the carving up of SunEdison’s empire.

U.S. boosts energy storage 126% in Q2

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly publication from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the United States deployed 41.2 megawatts of energy storage in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 126% over the first quarter of the year. The nation is on track to deploy 287 megawatts of energy storage this year.

The United States and China formally join the Paris Agreement

The world’s largest emitters have committed to the global agreement, but the voluntary nature of individual national plans leaves many doubts.

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