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Sunrise brief: California regulators approve $1.9 billion investment plan for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure

Also on the rise: On the floor at RE+ Northeast 2024. Utility-scale solar had a record year in 2023–set to double in 2024. And more.

California regulators approve $1.9 billion investment plan for zero-emission vehicle infrastructure 

The plan is set to create the most extensive charging and hydrogen refueling network in the country.

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Sunrise brief: California bill to reevaluate rooftop solar net metering 

Also on the rise: 26% of battery storage systems have fire detection and suppression issues. Solar glass manufacturing comes to Georgia. And more.

California introduces bill to reevaluate rooftop solar net metering

Assemblymember Laura Friedman introduced a bill that would require the California Public Utilities Commission to consider the costs and benefits of rooftop solar and its non-energy benefits when designing net metering rates.

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Publicly traded solar installer Sunworks files for bankruptcy

The residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural solar installer files for bankruptcy amid troubled macroeconomic conditions for distributed solar nationwide.

Nikola opens its first hydrogen refueling station in SoCal for heavy-duty vehicles

Nikola aims to build a network of up to 60 such hydrogen fueling stations over the next few years.

Arcadia releases its first report on the state of community solar

The future is bright for community solar notes Arcadia’s report, as states have strengthened programs, federal legislation is increasingly implemented and billions of dollars are invested in solar projects for all income levels.

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Utah bill proposes rooftop solar net metering rate protection

In the wake of net metering cuts leading to an industrywide implosion in California, Utah regulators are proposing a law that would increase compensation for exporting rooftop solar generation.

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Enphase Q4 revenues drop 35% in U.S. and 70% in Europe

Reduced demand and reduced shipments due to high unsold inventory at distributors cratered the company’s revenues in its Q4 2023 report.

Solar EV developer Aptera crowdfunds $33 million

The new electric vehicle promises 400 miles of battery range and 40 miles of solar-generated range per day.

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