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San Francisco offers for PG&E electricity infrastructure, Urban Grid closes on $100 million: pvmb 9/9/19

Welcome back to the workweek and the pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at a collaboration between ArcVera Renewables, NRG Systems and Harness Energy, NextEra selling $1.5 bil in equity units, Sierra Club’s ad campaign calling out Duke Energy and more!

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When disaster strikes

In this guest post George Irwin of ReNew Petra explains the essential role of skilled operations and maintenance teams in both preparation for and recovery from hurricanes.

FPL’s “30 x 30” reaches Kennedy Space Center

The latest addition to FPL’s “30 x 30” plan is hoping to have a home next to the Kennedy Space Center, but the project’s partial wetland location could lead to issues.

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Duke keeps rolling in 2019 with a strong second quarter

Duke Energy’s financial results for Q2 2019 results show strong earnings, driven partially by the exponential year-to-year growth of the commercial renewables sector, as well as a short-term forecast of PV development.

BIPV in futuristic Las Vegas development: pvMB 08/01/19

In today’s brief we also bring you the ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019, a tax on solar panels upheld in Maine, and more.

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Cuomo signs mega mandate for renewables, a Montana hollerin’ match, more! : pvMB 7/19/19

It’s a scorcher out there – but at least its a Friday! Today we have the recommendation of a utility leader on how to make solar customers “go away”, new hires at SunPin Solar and EQ Research, and more!

Floridians seeking energy freedom

Citizens for Energy Choices is pushing for a ballot amendment to create a competitive retail electricity market, the right to sell your own electricity, and to limit investor owned utilities to transmission and distribution.

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New Republic & Gizmodo to hold presidential climate forum, solar co-op for Florida beach towns: pvMB 7/15/19

Welcome back from your weekend and into the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Solar Star’s negative Fitch rating, Athol, Massachusetts’ moratorium on solar, JinkoSolar winning a leadership award… and more!

Florida approves 194 MWac of solar power for $250 million

Duke Energy Florida has received regulatory approval to rate base three solar power plants located in the Tampa, Florida area. The facilities will come online at the end of 2019 and early in 2020.

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Jekyll and Hyde utility seeks solar retribution

Florida’s largest electricity utility sought to exclude those who were politically active for consumer-owned solar from an upcoming community solar program. It’s not a good look for the state’s largest utility, or parent company NextEra, the nation’s largest wind and solar developer.

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