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Sunrise brief: Energy output is over 100 times the input needed to manufacture solar panels

Also on the rise: The 2022 Solar Risk Assessment focuses on inverter failures and rosy risk projections. Major Southeast utilities will reach only 9% solar by 2030, according to an environmental group. And more.

Florida added more than 40,000 rooftop solar systems in 2021

The state achieved 41% year-over-year growth in added capacity, and surpassed 1 GW of cumulative installed rooftop solar.


Sunrise brief: Renewable energy bill threatens to stall solar in Hawaii

Also on the rise: New York distributed storage owners could soon earn money in wholesale markets.Clean hydrogen and energy storage project in Utah receives $504 million loan guarantee from DOE. And more.

Duke Energy Florida completes its first solar project in 750 MW plan

The 75 MW facility will serve the utility’s Clean Energy Connection program.


Climate First Bank launches residential solar loan platform

The solar loans, available to Florida customers, come with no dealer fees. The company seeks partnerships with residential and commercial installers in the state.

Western and Southeastern utilities’ progress in advancing 194 GW of solar projects is a mystery

As Western and Southeastern utilities process 194 GW of solar interconnection requests, we asked 20 of them about the final cost studies they completed last year, which would permit projects to move forward. Then we turned to Berkeley Lab analyses for more insights.


Solar and energy storage developer Origis Energy closes $375 million credit facility

The facility bundles a letter of credit and equipment financing to support the company’s project pipeline.

Sunrise brief: Lion Energy donates $400,000 worth of portable solar PV modules and generators to Ukraine

Also on the rise: Gigawatt-scale Hydrogen Optimized water electrolyzer factory planned for South Texas. Vermont brewery installs the largest solar canopy in the state. CubicPV, Waaree sign 1 GW PV cell supply deal. Anti-rooftop solar bill vetoed: An industry reacts. Commercial and industrial solar EPC firm takes a holistic approach to greening buildings.

Anti-rooftop solar bill vetoed: An industry reacts

The veto has received unanimous bipartisan support.


Sunrise brief: Florida Governor’s veto of net metering bill a win for clean energy in the Sunshine State

Also on the rise: Missouri town declares solar farm a nuisance. PG&E seeks 176 MW of front-of-the-meter local solar. Group using NREL’s free ReEDs model validates 100% renewables by 2035 for 24 states. Caesars bets on solar, breaks ground on three projects in Atlantic City. MIT, NREL researchers develop 40%-efficient thermophotovoltaic cell for grid-scale thermal batteries. SEIA cuts solar deployment forecast 46% in light of anti-circumvention investigation. LG Energy Solution Q1 net income cut in half by materials costs and supply chain challenges, with sights set on strong EV market.

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