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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.

Georgia solar association calls for Georgia Power to add 4 GW of near-term solar

Higher natural gas prices call for more near-term solar, said Georgia’s solar trade group in testimony on Georgia Power’s proposed resource plan, adding that a utility cap on rooftop solar should be lifted. Two other groups challenged the utility’s modeling choices.


Utility TVA targets 10 GW of solar by 2035

The Tennessee-based utility shared it has reduced emissions by 57% from 2005 levels in its FY 2021 sustainability report.

Georgia Power ditches coal for renewables, stays committed to natural gas

The company’s 2022 IRP includes plans to retire all coal units by 2035; add nearly 2,400MW of natural gas and 6,000MW of renewable capacity, as well as 1,000MW of energy storage in that same time; and begin distributed energy resource and income-qualified community solar pilot programs.

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