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US solar hits near record employment as Southeast shines

The solar industry, which represents 2.6% of overall U.S. electricity generation, already employs twice as many workers as the U.S. coal industry.

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Morning Brief: TVA plans 200 MW solar, 200 MWh storage, Arizona Public Service announces Clean Energy Future project

Also in the brief: NYSEIA forms the Long Island Solar & Storage Alliance, Sol-Ark named a finalist for “American-Made Solar Prize,’ Gas South and Cobb EMC break ground on solar + storage project and more.

Southeast US adds 427 MW of distributed solar in 2019, as advocates press for more

Florida led the region for small-scale installations, while Maryland kept the lead on a per-capita basis. Solar advocates look to improve opportunities for distributed solar throughout the region in 2020.

Morning Brief: New Georgia PSC chair, Capital Dynamics gets in on Eland

Today in the brief: solar farm expansion in Delaware, Petersen-Dean picks Enphase for inverter and battery supply, completion of the San Diego Zoo battery and more.

Morning Brief: Duke makes plays in Georgia, Dominion’s electric bus program

Welcome one and all to the morning brief, where we’ll be looking at Solar badgers, two projects in trouble in New York, Silicon Ranch’s new grazing partnership and more!

Here’s how utilities use their resource plans to block solar power

At least seven utilities chose to bias their resource modeling against solar in 2019. The good news is that transparent utility modeling could fix the problem.

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Georgia Power has 5,000 residential solar net metering contracts and it’s first come, first served

In a rate case vote, regulators approved 32 MW of residential rooftop solar power to be installed, which could expand the utilities total base 500% from its current count of approximately 1,000 rooftops.

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Making rooftop solar customers ‘go away’ by raising fixed fees on utility bills

Thousands of people across the Southeast have opposed utility plans to increase fixed fees on monthly bills, including a Georgia Power case to be decided soon. Making customers with solar “go away” is an explicit goal of at least one utility.

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Fair compensation for rooftop PV generation: lawyers make the case

The Tennessee Valley Authority will offer just over 2 cents per kWh for distributed solar, although TVA’s prior calculations show a value of 7.2 cents per kWh, or higher when counting avoided pollution. An environmental lawsuit may be brewing.

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ITC extension hits the house, St. Louis going clean: pvMB 11/20/19

Hello wonderful readers and welcome to this week’s Hump Day morning brief. on this most wonderful of Wednesdays we have Target’s 500th rooftop installation, big procurement by Facebook and a NextEra project in South Carolina.

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