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U.S. plan to upgrade 100,000 miles of transmission lines in five years

As the Inflation Reduction Act ramps up clean energy efforts across the U.S. the Biden administration outlines a plan to enhance transmission lines to accommodate more power.

Sunrise brief: Petition filed to enforce antidumping tariffs on solar imports

Also on the rise: SunPower to close business units, cut about 26% of workforce. Reconductoring could enable 764 GW of transmission-connected solar by 2035. And more.

Reconductoring could enable 764 GW of transmission-connected solar by 2035

Replacing existing transmission lines, known as conductors, with advanced conductors could enable 764 GW of transmission-connected solar by 2035 even if transmission in new corridors was limited, found a study by UC Berkeley and GridLab researchers.

NREL updates interactive chart of solar cell efficiency

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has updated its research cell efficiency chart for a range of PV technologies.

Congress urged to reform clean energy bottlenecks before 2024 election

Reforms to siting, permitting, and transmission were requested by a coalition of about 200 solar and energy storage companies.

DOE aims for national collaboration to deploy advanced grid technologies

Advanced conductors and energy storage are among the technologies that have substantial potential to increase transmission capacity, says a Department of Energy “liftoff” report.

Neighbors like solar, to a point

Research indicates that most neighbors of solar power facilities maintain positive attitudes toward these plants until they exceed 100 MW in capacity or approximately 400 acres.

Sunrise brief: Three-decker, solar and battery powered yacht hits the water in Italy

Also on the rise: Allow solar developers to choose “connect and manage,” says DOE roadmap. Massachusetts city that mandates solar on new buildings celebrates latest success. And more.

Allow solar developers to choose “connect and manage,” says DOE roadmap

To speed interconnection of utility-scale renewables and storage projects, a U.S. Department of Energy roadmap sets forth 35 solutions and proposes actions to implement the solutions. The roadmap was developed through a DOE stakeholder process known as i2X.

Important Q1 solar policy changes across 50 states

Trends spotted in the NC Clean Energy Technology Center report include legislation to enable community solar, net metering reform considered by new states and states clarifying time of use rates for net metering customers.

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