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.

Modeling the renewable energy modelers

NREL has begun an effort to improve its ability to model deployments of variable renewable energy sources across the U.S. power grid. This effort has begot two papers as of yet – one a broad analysis of how four specific models work and how to improve them, and the second a comparison of the varying outcomes of models under normalized conditions.


pvMB 1/31/19: 50 States of Solar Q4 review, An alternative to carbon taxes… and more!

Hello and thanks for spending your last day of January reading the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll take a gander at Atlas Renewable Energy’s deployment of NEXTrackers TrueCapture Control System in Latin America, APA Solar Racking launching the TITAN Series Racking System, Delta complying with rapid shutdown requirements using Tigo and all else that came across our desks in the world of solar.

pvMB 1/22/19: DOE dreaming of a lithium battery recycling center, Ford’s EV F-150 and more

In today’s edition of the pv magazine USA morning brief we look at SolarReserve naming Tom Georgis CEO, 34% of Americans planning on making the EV switch by 2030, JFK airport getting 10 MW solar, as well as stories from all aspects of the industry. Buckle up.


pvMB 1/21/19: Belgian students march to demand climate action, Ameresco buys Maximum Solar and more!

In today’s edition of the pv magazine USA morning brief, we also take a look at Strata Solar achieving zero injuries in 2018, New Hampshire passing its first battery pilot program, EQ Research’s Q4 2018 General Rate Case Update and everything else you need to start your week.

EIA: Wind and solar will be fastest growing sources of electricity in 2019 and 2020

The EIA projects that wind and solar will grow 10-17% over the next two years, despite contraction in U.S. electricity demand & generation.


pvMB 1/16/19: Updates on Enphase’s microinverter swap-out, LONGi becomes a Sunnova-approved vendor, Shell installs a solar+storage microgrid, and more!

In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief we take a look at Con Edison choosing Sunverge’s platform for its Smart Home Rate project, California ISO’s reliability coordination services gaining 32 new utility members and other quick hitters.

If San Diego goes for smaller solar, it could yield huge results

A recent solar siting survey conducted by The Clean Coalition found that San Diego has huge potential for solar development, and that the number grows sharply when smaller sites are considered.

pvMB 1/14/19: Jolywood introduces a 420 watt module, hurdle cleared in Exxon climate lawsuit, rooftop solar so white

In today’s edition of pvMB: Tufts University and Cal Berkeley find that rooftop PV installations are overwhelmingly white and a TXP and IdeaSmiths report outlines the symbiotic relationship between Texas ranchers and wind and solar energy.


pvMB: 850 MW of solar portfolio transactions, updated residential ROIs, surveys, more!

In today’s pv magazine morning brief, John Hancock and APEX Clean Energy buy into 412 and 443 MW solar portfolios, updates their residential return on investment charts, Swift Solar raises $4.6 million for perovskite research, Wood Mackenzie requests residential acquisition costs survey, more!

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