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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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Solar “maker and braker” utilities across the South

A new web tool lets consumers in six Southern states see how their utility is embracing solar or blocking it; the tool could help consumers promote improved solar policy.

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Devil went down to Georgia for $89 million of solar power

The wholesale power buyer for 38 electric cooperative has signed a 30 year agreement to buy power from 106 MW-AC of solar at two projects in rural Georgia near the Alabama border.

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Origis sweeps up the 2nd-largest solar project in the South

The Miami-based developer and asset owner has acquired First Solar’s GA Solar 4 project, which clocks in at 200 MW-AC as the 2nd-largest solar project in the U.S. South and east of the Mississippi to date.

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