Georgia

Hanwha Q Cells opens the largest solar factory in the Western Hemisphere

The 300,000 square foot factory in Dalton, Georgia has the capacity to produce 12,000 PV modules per day, or 1.7 GW annually – the same peak generating capacity as the Hoover Dam.

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Lawsuit against TVA’s discriminatory rate structure moves forward

A a district court judge has denied the utility’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit regarding a proposed grid access charge. The lawsuit claims the nature of the charge is discriminatory to low-income and solar-minded customers.

No climate debate at the DNC, NREL/First Solar improve thin-film cells: pvMB 8/23/19

Happy Friday one and all and welcome to today’s pvMB. Today we’ve got the Detroit Zoo going renewable, LONGi achieves AA bankability and community solar coming to Maryland. Let’s ride!

TVA recognizes the existence of solar in long-term plan

The company’s new integrated resource plan has solar projections as high as 15 GW by 2038 and storage projections of 5.3 Gw in that same timeframe. However what will get built is still uncertain.

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pvMB: Pennsylvania’s new RPS has 100 cosponsors, Utah’s hidden solar potential, more

Hello one and all and welcome to today’s pvMB. On this fine day we’ll be looking at Marin Clean Energy’s $2.8 million net metering paybacks, Utah’s hidden solar potential, Standard Solar’s new community solar e-book and more!

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.

CNN to host town hall on the climate crisis, Solar microgrid saves wedding: pvMB 7/30/19

Hello all of you wonderful people and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got our eyes on Georgia Power’s solar+storage Smart Neighborhood, a scathing op-ed regarding HB 6 and more!

Hardware brief: ProteaBracket 34% lighter, silicon carbide subcomponents, wtf!! California, and more!

Its the weekend and time to play with your hardware! Q-Cells is launching a 25 year *hardware* warranty for modules manufactured in Georgia, NREL researchers are designing tools to test individual battery cells, plus the EIA solar module report!

Georgia keeps the utility solar train rolling

Ground has officially broken on NextEra Energy Resources’ Quitman Solar facility in Brooks County, Georgia, but as exciting as this is, the fact still stands that the only solar Georgia knows is utility.

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Regulators order Georgia Power to double its solar

Georgia Power has been required to solicit 2.21 GW of solar and 80 MW of energy storage to come online over the next five years. This is the largest single acquisition of solar in Georgia’s history and will double the state’s installed capacity.

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