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Solar powered tent eviction, solar worker death, 100% revolutions: pvMB 4/19/18

Welcome to the pvMB. Today we also bring you ComEd’s success with a community microgrid on the South Side of Chicago, Montana State’s solar car.

GameChange awarded monster tracker deals across the United States

In what has been an explosive start to the year for the company, GameChange Solar has announced deals that could potentially position the company among the top five global tracker suppliers.

Big solar coming (back) to Montana, banks feeling the heat over alleged DC Solar ponzi scheme: pvMB 4/18/19

Welcome to pv magazine USA’s morning brief. Today we bring you SunGrow’s new energy storage system, potential changes to the prime farmland rule in North Dakota, and PosiGen raising $20 million to deploy low- and middle-income solar.

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Elizabeth Warren calls for 10x increase of renewable generation on public lands, waters

The U.S. senator and presidential candidate announced the plans for a targeted expansion of renewable energy development on public lands along with a moratorium on new fossil fuel leases and other measures.

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California’s solar power record setting season is here

California’s grid operator reported breaking 11 GW of instantaneous power from large-scale solar power on Saturday at 1:50 PM. Twenty minutes beforehand, the CAISO grid was exporting a record 1.5 GW of electricity, and last Wednesday it hit 93% clean electricity for a moment.

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SEIA’s soliloquy for solar+storage, stability and transmission in California

In response to updates of California’s proposed 12 GW Integrated Resource Plan, SEIA has suggested deeper evaluation of the grid value of solar+storage vs. solar alone, more consideration to transmission of solar generation, and a consistent procurement model to support business continuity.

It’s official: Chicago will go 100% renewable

The City Council has approved Mayor Emanuel’s plan to transition the entire city’s electricity supply to renewable energy by 2035, which makes Chicago the largest U.S. city to set a 100% renewable energy commitment.

The Solar Bill of Rights passes its first hurdle

The California Senate Energy Committee has given its 11-0 blessing to a bill enshrining in law the right of citizens to generate their own electricity and participate in wholesale power markets.

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Report shows LADWP’s lag in solar deployment

While California cities (and Honolulu) lead Environment America’s list of solar cities, Los Angeles doesn’t make the top ten in terms of watts per capita.

SC Solar Freedom Act clears senate committee, Hormel Foods on the road to renewables: pvMB 4/10/19

Hello and welcome to your hump day pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at CVE North America’s success in community solar under Massachusetts’ SMART progam, Anaheim, California’s schools going solar and so much more!

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