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Sunrise brief: Maryland becomes the 23rd community solar state

Also on the rise: Puerto Rico cannot afford to repay any of utility PREPA’s debt, says analyst. 50 states of solar incentives–Arizona. And more. 

ASU to receive $70 million to research clean energy industrial processes

Arizona State University will establish the Electrified Processes for Industry Without Carbon to electrify industrial heating processes.

Sunrise brief: President Biden vetoes legislation to repeal moratorium on solar tariffs

Also on the rise: Utility-scale solar interconnection costs up as much as 400%. Researchers assess degradation in PV systems older than 15 years. And more.

Bidgely releases hourly grid-monitoring distributed energy tool

An energy data software start-up company has released the 8760 Energy Model, a data set and report that provides utilities and industry stakeholders with behind-the-meter energy data tracked at the hourly level throughout the year.

Utility-scale solar interconnection costs up as much as 400%

A government analysis of the Southwest Power Pool grid region reveals that interconnection costs for connected solar power projects have doubled, and a quarter of projects are encountering costs 400% higher, leading to withdrawal.

Matrix completes its first utility solar-plus-storage project in the U.S.

The project includes 140 MW of solar energy plus 80 MWh energy storage systems.

Researchers assess degradation in PV systems older than 15 years

Scientists have used the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) HOMER software to calculate the degradation of solar panels deployed in two rooftop PV systems operating in Germany since 2003. Their calculations focused on the energy productivity of the systems.

New York law allows power authority to build renewable projects

The Build Public Renewables Act directs the New York Power Authority to plan, construct, and operate renewable energy projects in service of the state’s renewable energy goals.

First Solar acquires perovskite specialist Evolar

First Solar has agreed to pay $38 million to buy Swedish manufacturing startup Evolar AB, as it seeks to expand development of high-efficiency tandem PV tech.

Sunrise brief: Robots automate utility-scale solar installations

Also on the rise: More solar-powered wine in Napa Valley. Solar on industrial rooftops could meet 35% of electricity demand of manufacturing facilities. And more.

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