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pvMB 3/18/19: Musk dubs 2019 the “Year of the Solar Roof,” Vote Solar’s 2019 Equinox party… and more!

Happy Monday to you and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at TEP using sheep for brush control, Hawaiian energy leaders calling on Washington to go 100% solar, a 149 MW project planned in Michigan and everything else you need to start you week in solar.

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Green New Deal arrives in state legislatures

This blog post by EQ Research takes a look at the spur of state-level green energy initiatives that have followed in the wake of the Green New Deal.

Ten sunniest states added 1.8 GW of small-scale solar

Contractors in California, Arizona and Texas built almost 90% of this capacity. Policy groups in the 10 states aim for fair rates for solar customers, plus community solar. “Snapshot stories” included.

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pvMB 3/6/19: Hawaii stays at 27% renewables, GameChange Solar ups production capacity

Happy Hump Day and welcome to your Wednesday edition of the pv magazine USA morning brief. Today we’ll check out a GreenPeace co-founder comparing the Green New Deal to the End Times, ASU dominating the Solar Energy Technology Office awards, GRID Alternatives’ “Solar Spring Break” program and everything else interesting in the industry today.

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Solar + wind met nearly 9% of U.S. power demand in 2018

Solar output grew 25% and met 2.4% of all U.S. electric demand last year. But despite dramatic gains in emerging markets, only California, Nevada and Hawaii are meeting more than 10% of demand with in-state solar.

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pvMB 2/26/19: Hawai’i gas’ last-ditch bid against solar heater mandate, EV’s could bring $43 million to Colorado… and more!

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at MISO potentially fast-tracking ‘shovel-ready’ renewables, a Georgia lab that hasn’t given up hope on solar roads, Kentucky’s funding imbalance in the net metering fight and everything else you need today.

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Solar for low-income of all shapes and sizes

The Low Income Energy Issues Forum has released a new report focused on improving the availability and benefits of community solar for financially-limited customers. The working group identified five different models that can be used to join different ways to best open community solar to customers of all incomes.

The birth of the solar + storage peaker

AES has installed a 20 MWac / 100 MWh solar plus storage project on Kaua’i that will provide electricity after sundown, and allow the island to get more than 1/3 of its power from solar.

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Solar plus storage for a dime in Hawaii

The various utility subsidiaries of Hawaiian Electric Industries have submitted bids to state regulators for seven solar plus storage projects totaling 262 MWac of solar and 1,024 MWh of energy storage, with power purchase agreement prices ranging from 8-12¢/kWh.

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pvMB: Community solar, storage filling up in MA’s SMART, 75 MW more big solar in Hawaii, FERC’s McIntyre passes & more

In today’s pv magazine Morning Brief, we report on the filling up of “adder” tranches in Massachusetts’ SMART program, two contracts for large solar projects in Hawaii, the passing of FERC commissioner Kevin McIntyre, and more.

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