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Solar + wind met nearly 9% of U.S. power demand in 2018

Solar output grew 25% and met 2.4% of all U.S. electric demand last year. But despite dramatic gains in emerging markets, only California, Nevada and Hawaii are meeting more than 10% of demand with in-state solar.

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Bifacial adoption and uncertainty: A call to action

In this op-ed for pv magazine, PVEL CEO Jenya Meydbray looks at challenges in the process of adopting new technologies as they relate to the deployment of bifacial modules.

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pvMB 2/26/19: Hawai’i gas’ last-ditch bid against solar heater mandate, EV’s could bring $43 million to Colorado… and more!

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at MISO potentially fast-tracking ‘shovel-ready’ renewables, a Georgia lab that hasn’t given up hope on solar roads, Kentucky’s funding imbalance in the net metering fight and everything else you need today.

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Coming together to resolve tensions in capacity markets

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Dick Brooks of Reliable Energy Analytics takes a look at transmission capacity constraints, and tools grid operators can use to deal with new problems arising from the pressure on these resources.

pvMB 2/22/19: Walls are up at LG’s Alabama solar factory, utilities overspend by billions on T&D and more…

Good morning – it’s Friday! In today’s pvMB we will also bring you more regulatory capture in New Orleans, NREL’s new database for albedo, and a study that looks at the idea locations for EV chargers in Michigan.

A blockchain trading solar power system in the real world

PowerLedger’s xGrid is a blockchain-based electricity trading platform that’s now being used in a Pennsylvania business park, in addition to Chicago, California, a large housing unit in Australia, plus a few more locations.

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pvMB 2/14/19: Lyft adds EV option, Kentucky legislation to kill net metering… and more!

Happy Valentines Day and welcome to your pv magazine USA morning brief! Today we’ll be looking at a Tesla Powerwall owner who’s system was so efficient in an outage, he didn’t know there was one, the limbo of Illinois solar projects, a team of teenage girl engineers that designed a solar powered tent for the homeless and everything else you need to know this morning.

pvMB 2/13/19: Tigo’s SMART website, DeKalb solar projects return… and more!

Happy hump day to you and welcome to the pv magazine USA morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at an Australian company’s drone powered by solar wings, Southern Arkansas University Tech going solar and everything else fit to get you caught up on solar news.

What will power Los Angeles’ transition to 100% renewables?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s move to phase out three gas-fired power plants by 2029 is expected to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy by the largest municipal utility in the nation. But there are big questions about the role that local solar + storage will play.

pvMB 2/12/19: AceClamp’s response to patent infringement allegations, NEXTracker’s hiring spree… and more!

Welcome to today’s pv magazine USA morning brief and thanks for spending your morning with us. Today we’re looking at English researchers’ development of a solar flag, two community solar projects in Illinois under fire, University of Northern Iowa’s new group-buy program and everything else on our solar slate. Let’s ride!

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