Georgia

Florida closing in on Southeast solar supremacy

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s second annual Solar in the Southeast report shows that while North Carolina is still top dog in the region, a strong 2018 pushed Florida past Georgia and poised the state to take the top spot.

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The largest solar factory in the Western Hemisphere is now online

Hanwha Q Cells has begun shipping solar panels from its 1.7 GW factory near the Georgia-Tennessee border, as the second major U.S. module factory to announce production this week.

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pvMB 2/26/19: Hawai’i gas’ last-ditch bid against solar heater mandate, EV’s could bring $43 million to Colorado… and more!

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at MISO potentially fast-tracking ‘shovel-ready’ renewables, a Georgia lab that hasn’t given up hope on solar roads, Kentucky’s funding imbalance in the net metering fight and everything else you need today.

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pvMB 2/18/19: New Mexico could offer $6,000 for solar, Pennsylvania bucks the solar jobs slump… and more!

Hello, happy Monday and thanks for starting your workweek with the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at Indiana looking to re-establish net metering, a 1.2 MW Brownfield completed in Savannah, Georgia, a 3-wheeled EV for first responders and everything else pressing this fine morning.

Georgia Power accedes to corporate demand for solar with 950 MW program

The vast majority of the utility’s proposed renewable procurements in its latest IRP are to serve demand for large users with corporate sustainability goals. Thanks Facebook.

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Bifacial gets the big money

LONGi bifacial solar modules were included as part of a fully-financed 224 MWdc solar project in Georgia, with NEXTracker suggesting it’s a first for the technology in the United States on a large-scale financed project, with 750 MW already following in their book of business.

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2018 solar power year in review (part 1)

Between tariffs on everything under the sun, Elon Musk’s $40 million tweet and the boom in energy storage, it’s been one Hell of a year.

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Facebook data center feeds Georgia solar boom with 200 MWac

Walton EMC has signed contracts with three new solar projects to supply a new Facebook data center. This is the latest big announcement among many, and one plant will feature half-cut mono-PERC modules from Hanwha Q Cells’ new U.S. factory.

18 incoming Members of Congress back call for Green New Deal

The radical call for a rapid energy transition and jobs program now has the stated support of more than 4% of the U.S. Representatives who will take seats in January.

Consensus emerging behind large-scale solar in Georgia

The largest solar project in Georgia and the 2nd-largest east of the Mississippi has broken ground, as part of the ongoing growth in solar markets in the U.S. South. And at the project’s groundbreaking, the array of officials present shows widespread support for large-scale solar.

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