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Hawaii legislation seeks to undo “massive momentum killer” for rooftop solar

After passing a new solar-battery export program that has sparked the ire of rooftop solar advocates, legislators have submitted a bill that would increase payment for battery-tied exported solar production.

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Decarbonizing disaster response

Diesel generators have been the workhorse of disaster relief for decades but as the frequency of extreme weather events rises, so do calls to decarbonize the emergency response. Sustainability may not be the only benefit to using solar in a crisis, as pv magazine discovers.

Sunrise brief: Solar workers furloughed days after unionizing 

Also on the rise: Hawaiian utility to balance grid with 565 MWh battery, First Solar opens manufacturing plant in India, and more.

Hawaiian utility to balance grid with 565 MWh battery

Curtailment, or deliberate reduction in output, will be reduced in Hawaii by a large grid-scale energy storage project comprised of Tesla Megapacks.

Hawaiian startup launches scalable wave energy converter, usable with solar

Hawaii-based Wavr LLC is developing a wave energy converter that is designed to be scaled up and integrated with other renewable energy technologies. The startup plans to sell a version integrating five 40 W solar panels at $2,300.

50 states of solar incentives: Hawaii

Solar represents 17.25% of the island state’s power mix. At the end of 2022, Hawaiian Electric had achieved 32% of its renewable procurement standard goal of becoming fully renewable powered by 2045.

Silicon Valley Bank reemerges as a lender, extends credit to Pivot Energy community solar portfolio

Subscribers in the portfolio include municipalities, healthcare, food service, and retail companies, as well as 8,000 low-to-moderate income (LMI) households.

Sunrise brief: The outstanding success of solar on new homes in California 

Also on the rise: Intersolar North America takeaways. Over 25 GW of solar is actively being constructed in the U.S. And more.

Sunrise brief: Nextracker to go public

Also on the rise: LG Energy Solution partners with Hanwha Group on U.S. battery development. Demand shifts from fossil fuels to renewables. And more.

Sunrise brief: Designing for 100% renewables with real-time retail pricing could yield benefits of 9% or more 

Also on the rise: Catalyzing solar in the US: a manufacturer’s perspective. FranklinWH announces additional financing for its home energy storage solution. And more.

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