Arkansas

Morning Brief: California sets example for community solar, transparent graphene electrodes for PV cells

Also in the brief: The never ending saga of Arkansas utilities battling their 2,320 net metering customers, Atom Power raises $17.8 million for a solid-state circuit breaker for commercial and industrial buildings.

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Morning Brief: Environmental groups confront racist past, speak out against institutional prejudice

Also in the brief: Temporary victory for solar in Arkansas, UK went without coal in May, House Democratic leadership is prepping legislation that includes $34.3 billion for clean energy, Nearmap launches its new AI areial imaging software.

Arkansas city secures 132 MW of solar to maintain the state’s lowest residential electric costs

The Conway, Arkansas municipal utility found that a solar project was “the best path,” of all options considered in an integrated resource plan that looked ahead to 2032. Coal plants serving the city will have retired by then.

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Morning Brief: New Zealand invests in flow batteries, ‘NextGrid’ goes off the rails

Also in the brief: Tesla’s Q Con virtual power plant presentation, the University of Arkansas’ solar design contest, M&A during the pandemic, dodecahedrons and more

Solar inverters vs. cyberattacks

A U.S. research group is developing inverters and cybersecurity standards to protect solar installations from cyberattacks. The researchers said that inverters can shut down if they are hacked, or contribute to grid instability and result in the overcharging of batteries, while potentially creating problems that we still don’t know how to address.

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Utility-scale solar roundup: Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Arkansas develop record-size projects

The number of large solar projects is increasing in the U.S. — and pv magazine is keeping track. We’ve rounded up this week’s big news in big solar and included bonus news of a 100 MW battery project.

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Morning Brief: Satellites help predict cloud cover for solar plants, REC Group did not infringe Hanwha Q-Cells’ ‘215 patent

Also in the brief: Vistra is increasing the size of its Oakland battery energy storage project, a University of Arkansas professor researching solar project cybersecurity and more.

US legal community offers cities aid on solar, renewable transition  

Lawyers for Good Government: “To meet their renewable energy goals, municipalities need to know state energy, municipal and land use laws as well as existing local policies.”

Morning Brief: Philly signs an 80 MW PPA, Sunnova closes securitization of rooftop systems

Also in the brief: Fayetteville municipal buildings are two-thirds powered by solar, climate change is a defining issue for Nevada Democrats, Smithville, Texas approves 1 MW project, and more.

Morning Brief: 200 MW proposed in Utah and ‘God likes solar’

Also in the brief: 150 MW coming to Pennsylvania, Sunnova to bundle roof replacements with solar+storage under one loan, a solar-powered big rig in Arkansas and more!

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