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pvMB 2/15/19: Nexamp completes NY community solar, CALSSA supplier directory

Its Friday morning and today’s pv magazine USA morning brief goes well with coffee. In this edition we bring you additions to Panasonic’s premium installer list, a new drone dealership, insight into millennial employment goals and more.

CCAs propose taking over PG&E’s retail business

Seven community choice aggregators have asked California regulators to take PG&E out of the business of supplying electricity to its customers, and allow them and/or other public entities to take over the retail business so PG&E can focus on safe electricity transmission and distribution.

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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.

SunPower has become the 2nd-largest U.S. residential solar company

The high-efficiency PV maker has made rapid gains in the residential sector and maintained leadership in the nation’s C&I solar market. And while it is also rolling out new technology, SunPower remains plagued by losses.

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Ice Energy brings the deep freeze to U.S. energy storage

The company has completed the first phase of a massive project with utility SCE based on storing energy in ice for cooling, which it describes as the largest deployment of distributed thermal energy storage in the United States.

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BNEF: U.S. solar installations grew in 2018 despite tariffs

The clean energy market analyst says that the United States installed 11.7 GWdc in 2018, 15% higher than earlier estimates, as well as 292 MW of batteries. Despite new solar and wind growth and coal closures, emissions still rose from 2017 levels on the back on increased gas use.

What will power Los Angeles’ transition to 100% renewables?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s move to phase out three gas-fired power plants by 2029 is expected to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy by the largest municipal utility in the nation. But there are big questions about the role that local solar + storage will play.

Canadian Solar revises up estimates while giving PG&E update

The Chinese-Canadian manufacturer and developer says that current contracts with PG&E are in doubt, but expresses more confidence about projects due to be interconnected.

pvMB 2/5/19: No Solar Freedom in Virginia, Growatt achieves rapid shutdown… and more!

It’s Tuesday, but more importantly, it’s Tuesday morning which means it’s time for the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at a Michigan school adding solar curriculum, Sunworks constructing a 1.5 MW system at Kingston Technology’s HQ, the complaints over Georgetown University’s proposed solar project and everything else on our solar slate.

pvMB 2/4/19: Massive solar projects in Nebraska and Wyoming, GAF energy adding to its R&D leadership…and more!

Hello and happy Super Bowl Monday. In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief we a take a look at PowerOptions and Solect Energy renewing their partnership, a 1 MW plant in Rhode Island and the rest you need to start your week.

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