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Duke buys a 226 MW solar farm in Texas, QuickBOLT is hiring: pvMB 9/16/19

Hello and welcome to the first MB of your workweek. Today we’ll be checking out APS’ 150 MW RFP, Jaime Lannister joining Fisker and more!

Solar met 2.7% of U.S. electric demand during the first half of 2019

Marginally higher solar output and lower electricity use allowed the share of solar in the overall mix to rise. California met more than 17% of its demand with solar during the six-month period, and solar + wind met 10.4% of the nation’s demand.

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Tesla pushes off warehouse, Green Source Advantage comes to N.C.: pvMB 8/21/19

Welcome to Wednesday’s wonderful pvMb. On this Hump Day we’ll be exploring CNN’s upcoming climate change “town hall,” Silicon Ranch’s promotions, Aubuchon Hardware and Relay Power’s community solar partnership. Let’s ride.

Arizona’s potential to develop unbiased 15-year resource plans is up for grabs

An Arizona regulator has advocated for using a modeling tool being developed by Arizona State University, to help the state plan how to phase in more renewable energy. Yet the university’s initial plan for the modeling tool would not serve that purpose well.

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Tesla will rent you a solar array for $50/month

Elon Musk is trying just about everything to reimagine the solar business. But will this one work?

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Regulator says lithium-ion batteries create “unacceptable risks”

Arizona regulator Sandra D. Kennedy has filed a review of lithium ion technology’s drawbacks relative to other energy storage technologies, specifically noting hydrogen fluoride release and thermal runaway, in light of two Arizona energy storage battery fires.

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Massachusetts’ (proposed) solar home mandate, Capital Dynamics acquires 180 MW: pvMB 8/7/19

Welcome one and all to the first Hump Day MB of August. Today we’ll be looking at Pivot Energy’s 25 MW community portfolio award, Vision Solar’s expansion and the success of Lightsail 2!

Microsoft is on a solar shopping spree

The tech giant has signed a power contract for the output of First Solar’s 150 MWac Sun Streams 2 solar plant, bringing its total procurement of solar to nearly 500 MW – but none of these projects have been completed yet.

APS announces wind, solar RFP amid pressure for 100% clean energy

The Arizona utility has announced two solicitations that will increase its renewable energy portfolio to 2.5 GW by 2021, as a coalition of more than two dozen groups submits a proposal for a shift to 100% clean energy.

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Summit Ridge to build 75 MW of Illinois community solar, Spruce acquires residential assets: pvMB 07/12/19

In today’s pvMB we also bring you Tri-State seeking federal oversight, TEP’s long-term plan, SMA’s new North America service center and more…

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