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Solar tariff talks on the menu – bifacial exemption extended and ITC argued

Federal regulators upheld the bifacial solar module import tariff as a public good, and potential protector of irreparable harm against solar developers. Concurrently, the trade courts reviewed the solar module import tariff as a whole, with some groups stating module manufacturing showed success, while solar cell manufacturing hasn’t been helped.

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BlackRock aims a $2.5 billion fund at commercial and industrial solar, wind, and battery storage

The good news is that the world’s largest fund manager, BlackRock, just closed $1 billion of a record $2.5 billion fund dedicated to solar, wind, and energy storage projects. The bad news is that the $2.5 billion fund is a tiny fraction of BlackRock’s $6.96 trillion balance sheet and small change compared to BlackRock’s $17.5 billion investment in coal.

Hardware brief: Solar panel walking shoes, poly modules dying?, Trina poly bifacial breaks record, more!

You’re busy, so we keep it simple – only the hardware here folks! Los Angeles simplified its installation requirements, solar+storage install in Vermont, solar walking shoes that spread the force to 1/10th allowable weight, Trina setting bifacial poly records, and polysilicon pricing at the floor!

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The dollar value of saving lives with solar

The Environmental Protection Agency has released data showing the cost per kWh benefit that solar brings to the areas where its health benefits are needed the most. These benefits are based on atmospheric particulate matter reduction benefit assumptions.

SunCast Episode 202: 202: Engineering a startup while in grad school, Mikhail Gofman of Green Think Energy

In this episode of SunCast, Nico sits down with Green Think Energy founder Mikhail Gofman to discuss the feat of starting a solar design firm while still in graduate school and the future of engineering automation.

Elon Musk calls for an ‘immediate’ and ‘significant increase’ in Tesla’s solar installs

Tesla was once the unquestioned leader in the residential rooftop market with a market share of around 33 percent, but today, the company is No. 3, and its market share during the first quarter was a little more than 6 percent.

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GM building $2 billion dollar electric vehicle battery factory in Ohio

LG Chem and GM have announced an agreement to build a 30 GWh EV battery factory in Lordstown, Ohio which will employ 1,100 people and come online in 2023.

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RE100 experiences biggest year ever

Growing by a third and seeing already one in seven members at 100% renewable electricity, more and more companies are joining RE100 and leading the global switch to renewable energy.

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Do Montanans dream of affordable electric buses, EDF and Shell sign a substantial contract: pvMB 12/5/19

Hello wonderful people and welcome to your Thursday pvMB. today we’ve got Savion’s 8 GW project pipeline, Mrs. Butterworth going solar, 3 MW coming to Virginia schools from Standard Solar and more!

Nevada toys with 1 GW of storage by 2030

In what has been a crazy year for Nevada, the Public Utilities Commission is ending on an equally crzay note, proposing 1 GW of energy storage to be deployed across the state by the last day of 2030.

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