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Looking back: 3 stories you may have missed

There was A LOT of important news last week, so you can’t possibly have seen it all. When stories fall through the cracks, we catch them — and then we bring them to you in a collection we call Looking back.

106 MW-AC solar project goes online in Texas

ConEdison owns the 106 MW-AC Texas Solar 7 project, the seventh project in the deal that jump-started large-scale solar in Texas.

Boom time: the pv magazine USA week in review

It’s a complicated time in the U.S. solar industry, with a booming market for utility-scale solar and increasing public interest, but also collapsed PV module prices and shifts in production.

Borrego to begin offering C&I, utility energy storage

The move is part of a trend of solar developers adding additional energy management services, referred to as “solar+”.

Steel pipe makers charge Chinese producers with evading import duties

The formal trade allegation deals with the steel pipes used in PV system mounting structures.

Energy storage on the rise: New videos from pv magazine LIVE

We bring you interviews with Sonnen, Enphase and Ideal Power from the SPI 2016 trade show

Altus Power America raises $200 million from Wall Street

Goldman Sachs, Global Atlantic Financial Group and Blackstone subsidiary bet heavily on Altus’ future as a solar developer.

sPower raises $786 million for nine solar projects

This combination of tax equity and debt financing will support 339 MW of solar capacity in Southern California, for a total of $2.32 per watt.

40% of U.S. Homeowners have considered solar PV

A new study by Pew Research found the most interest in the West, where 2/3 of homeowners say they have either considered or already installed solar PV.

Boom time in Texas

Texas has been only a modest solar market to date, but that is changing fast. A boom started by municipal utilities and enabled by free transmission is expected to lead to a massive amount of utility-scale solar coming online over the next five years, and even more over the next decade.

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