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Sunrise brief: Qcells to secure solar glass from Canada for its US manufacturing operation

Also on the rise: Georgia Power expands plans to 9 GW of renewable energy by 2035. The problematic side of renewable energy credits. And more.

Georgia Power expands plans 9 GW of renewable energy by 2035

The Georgia Public Service Commission approved Georgia Power’s Integrated Resource Plan, which calls for 2 GW of natural gas and 2.3 MW of renewable energy. Plus, the REC program Georgia Power participates in may negatively impact renewables buildout.

The problematic side to renewable energy credits

Renewable energy credits (RECs) are designed to incentivize the buildout of clean energy, but sometimes the way they are used can be counterproductive to that goal.


Sunrise brief: Senator Schumer–Prioritize sweeping clean energy legislation

Also on the rise: Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and colleagues questioned the emergency declaration. First Solar lands order from National Grid for 2 GW of solar modules. And more.

Georgia solar project activated; 650,000 panels and batteries included

A 195.5 MW solar, 40MW/80MWh energy storage project developed by RWE Renewables has reached commercial operations.

US Navy aims for 100% carbon-free electricity by 2030

“Climate change is one of the most destabilizing forces of our time, exacerbating other national security concerns and posing serious readiness challenges,” said Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, in announcing the target.

Sunrise brief: Six members of Congress sign letter urging DOC to continue solar anti-circumvention investigation

Also on the rise: How much will solar costs rise? The answer to where Qcells will build its manufacturing plant. Interesting gear at Intersolar. Duke and installers compromise on net metering. And more.

Qcells confirms location of solar panel manufacturing expansion in the US

The solar manufacturer will bring nearly 500 news jobs to Dalton, Georgia and invest $171 million on the new facility.


Sunrise brief: Oil pipeline giant’s 164 MW solar project is underway

Also on the rise: Georgia solar association calls for Georgia Power to add 4 GW of near-term solar. No end to solar supply/demand imbalance. The latest job moves at NYSERDA, PosiGen, Cypress Creek Renewables, and m. ore. UL releases modeling software for utility scale energy storage. Schneider Electric to acquire AutoGrid, developer of AI for distributed energy resources.

Go local, be free

Various visions of the disruption that the transition to cleaner, cheaper electricity sources will have on energy markets and supply exist. Critics anticipate expensive chaos, while advocates see a powerful new network emerge. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and energy futurist Bill Nussey has put his thoughts together in a new book, Freeing Energy, and pv magazine’s Tim Sylvia met the author to discuss its findings.