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Sunrise brief: Vertical PV for clean energy and crop production 

Also on the rise: Solar total installed capacity to grow 84% in two years. Home Depot to install 13 MW rooftop solar portfolio across California stores. And more.

New method to measure energy yield of bifacial PV systems

Canadian scientists have developed a new way to measure the energy yield of bifacial PV systems. They said they considered the spectral albedo of ground cover like snow and sand to predict energy gains of up to 2%, in comparison with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard.

500 MW compressed air energy storage project in California secures offtaker

Under a 25-year agreement valued at nearly $1 billion, a California community choice aggregator will purchase 200 MW of 8-hour energy storage from Hydrostor’s planned 500 MW facility.

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Westbridge boosts capacity of Alberta solar-plus-storage facility

The 40% expansion to 330 MW was undertaken to help the Alberta government achieve its decarbonization goals, with the project providing clean power to 62,000 households.

Sunrise brief: Silicon Ranch brings in $600 million of new equity investments

Also on the rise: Three off-grid solar generators on display at CES. NRG Systems provides monitoring solution for largest PV plant in Canada. And more.

NRG Systems provides monitoring solution for largest PV plant in Canada

Solar Resource Monitoring system will capture a range of parameters at the 465 MW Travers Solar Project in Alberta.

North American EV battery production forecast to reach 1 TWh annually by 2030

Rust Belt states of the Midwest have estimated production capacity of 30 GW to over 100 GW per year of EV batteries, with California and Ontario adding capacity as well.

Sunrise brief: Polysilicon prices drop 54% since August 

Also on the rise: Solar in the fight for energy justice. Leading solar inverter trends of 2022. And more.

Neoen starts building 93 MW solar plant in Canada

French renewables developer Canada has started building a 93 MW solar project in the Canadian province of Alberta. The plant will feed power into the local grid, which is operated by ATCO Electric.

Kayne Anderson Capital launches renewable energy index fund

With experience in the midstream oil and gas segment, Kayne Anderson is launching an index fund for listed renewable energy infrastructure companies.

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