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IHI fills battery needs, LA Mayor officially approves LA Eland project: pvMB 9/23/19

Hello everybody, what’s up? Today we’re coming at you live from Salt Lake City for Solar Power International 2019! We’ll also be looking at a Duke Nuke commitment, Rhode Island’s first community solar project and more!

Small solar is bigger, cheaper and more efficient in the USA

LBNL’s annual Tracking the Sun report, comparing 2017 to 2018, saw module efficiency rise almost 10%, system prices decrease 5-7%, median system size increases, and significant variability in all of those data points across the 1.6 million systems surveyed.

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Hardware: Q Cell and Solaria all black, Sunfolding’s summer body, NY sheep services, more!

Hardware, get your fresh hardware! SunPower is releasing energy storage, solar module pricing looks flat, and make sure to shake pv magazine hands as we walk the floor at Solar Power International in Salt Lake City next week!

Nexamp announces 6 storage projects, Solar FlexRack closes on half a GW in 2019: pvMB 9/19/19

Hello one and all and welcome to the last MB of the week. Today we’ve got our sights set on the 100 international CEOs who signed a Climate Action support statement, Solar Frontier Americas acquiring a 50.5 MW project, Constellation signing 175 MW of purchase agreements and more!

Gov. Northam orders 100% carbon-free electricity in Virginia by 2050

The executive order calls for 100% of Virginia’s electric system to be emissions-free by 2050, with 3 GW of solar (and maybe wind?) to be under development by 2022

Michigan utility seeks 775 MW of wind and – maybe – solar power

DTE Energy has issued a request for proposals for 775 MW of renewable energy to be built in state, and turned on sometime between the beginning of 2021 and the end of 2023.

Fitch sees a decade of corporate wind and solar power procurement growth

Growth in U.S. solar and wind generation capacity will average 7.9% and 3.9%, respectively, between 2022 and 2028 according to Fitch Solutions, who projects almost 120 GW of solar power to be deployed in that period. Corporate clean energy buyers are to be a large part of the trend, and to accelerate deployments during the period.

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Duke buys a 226 MW solar farm in Texas, QuickBOLT is hiring: pvMB 9/16/19

Hello and welcome to the first MB of your workweek. Today we’ll be checking out APS’ 150 MW RFP, Jaime Lannister joining Fisker and more!

California regulators identify multi-gigawatt energy shortfall

The California Public Utilities Commission has issued a proposed decision calling for up to 2.5 GW of new energy resources within the transmission access area of Southern California Edison, opening a massive door for solar development in a state historically friendly to the resource.

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How solar power operations and maintenance costs fell 50%

Robb Wilson of sPower has seen the field evolve along with technology, and shared some of the institutional knowledge he has gained over the years.

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