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Sunrise brief: California Public Utilities Commission stacks the deck against rooftop solar

Also on the rise: Private investments in clean energy and manufacturing top $270 billion, GAF Timberline solar shingles recalled for fire hazard, and Ohio tightens screws on large solar facilities…

Arizona sues Vision Solar and lead generator Solar Xchange

Arizona’s attorney general is suing Vision Solar and Solar Xchange for alleged utility impersonation, Do Not Call breaches, incentive misrepresentation, and misleading finance processes that had customers paying for solar loans before their bills were reduced.

Radiation-hardened solar blankets to power orbital logistics vehicle

Solestial’s ultra-thin solar cells will power in-space delivery vehicles for Atomos Space.

RFP alert: Arizona Public Service seeks at least 700 MW of renewable resources

The RFP is open to all technologies, including supply side and non-supply side resources. Proposed projects must be in service beginning in 2026 through 2028.

First Solar to support 12 GW growth trajectory with $1 billion revolving credit

On June 30, the Arizona-based producer of U.S.-made solar panels arranged a new $1 billion credit facility that includes a sub-limit of $250 million of available letters of credit from eleven financial institutions.

First Solar secures 1 GW module order

Capital Power will purchase thin-film solar modules for projects built across North America, with deliveries beginning in 2026.

New solar development company launches in Phoenix, Arizona

Hawthorne Renewables is slated to receive $250 million in investments over the next three to four years from European equity firm Omnes Capital.

Increasing restrictions on siting solar in the U.S.

A study from Columbia University has identified 59 new local renewable energy siting restrictions across 35 states in the U.S., taking the total count to 228. In addition, nine state level restrictions were noted as being severe enough to block projects.


Department of Energy loans $850 million for Arizona battery manufacturing

Kore Power received the loan to produce 6 GWh of grid storage and electric vehicle battery capacity.

Sunrise brief: Energy-insecure households in the U.S. pay 27% more for electricity than others

Also on the rise: Meyer Burger considers U.S. solar cell manufacturing. CSI Solar announces initial public offering pricing on Shanghai Stock Exchange. And more.

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