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First Solar inks 5 GW supply deal with Energix

The thin film solar module provider is now booking orders to 2030.

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Michigan utility settlement revises resource plan to add 3.8 GW of renewables

DTE Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan will be more climate-friendly following political action from Vote Solar, Union of Concerned Scientists and the Ecology Center.

U.S. Customs solar exclusions may be “de facto ban on Chinese polysilicon”

Longi solar modules made of Tongwei polysilicon have been excluded from entry to the U.S.

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Indiana utility activates first 465 MW solar projects

The projects are part of NIPSCO’s 2.4 GW clean energy fleet replacing a coal generation portfolio to be retired in the coming years.

Massachusetts has 52 GW of “top rated” solar potential

The state has 506 GW of technical solar potential, according to an analysis by the Department of Energy Resources.

Grassland agrivoltaics show minimal difference in forage yield to traditional growth

A Colorado State University study found that despite a 38% reduction in light availability, a C3 semi-arid grassland only reduced aboveground productivity and photosynthesis by 6%, pointing to the feasibility of grassland agrivoltaics.

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Sunrise brief: California’s electricity duck curve is deepening 

Also on the rise: First Solar secures 1 GW module order. DOE advances $1 billion of $7 billion clean hydrogen strategy. And more.

DOE advances $1 billion of $7 billion clean hydrogen strategy

The demand-side initiative will help advance clean hydrogen hubs and support President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for building a clean energy economy with 100,000 jobs.

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First Solar secures 1 GW module order

Capital Power will purchase thin-film solar modules for projects built across North America, with deliveries beginning in 2026.

Statewide RPS platforms require 300 TWh of clean energy by 2030, 800 TWh by 2050

Renewable portfolio standard policies require total non-hydro renewables generation to reach 28% of electricity sales by 2050 compared to 17% today, according to a Berkeley Lab report.

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