Hawaii

Morning Brief: Senators propose a nationwide halt on utility shutoffs, Hawaiian Electric wants to “self-build” a 160 MWh battery system

Also in the brief: Minnesota’s new residential solar restrictions, JinkoSolar donates 1,000,000 masks for pandemic fighting in 19 countries, NABCEP will offer Board Certification and Associate level exams online and more.

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Morning brief: Hawaii is installing batteries to support solar and wind, Ted Danson on energy storage

Also in the brief: Tesla is planning to retool its New York gigafactory to manufacture medical ventilators, SEIA is projecting that coronavirus could slash the solar workforce in half, a 50 MW community solar project approved in New Mexico and more.

Vivint continues residential solar growth, hopes to catch up on energy storage

Shares of Vivint dropped after the solar installer/financier posted a larger-than-expected fourth-quarter loss and sales missed expectations. Vivint posted a net loss of $33.5 million, compared with a loss of $12.9 million, in the year-ago quarter.

ESA: More records set for US energy storage installs in Q4, massive growth forecasted

“2019 was a remarkable year for energy storage and the record-breaking fourth quarter numbers reaffirm the industry’s tremendous growth.”

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Morning brief: $1.8 billion FPL solar plan gets state approval, Bernie Sanders on public ownership of power sector

Also in the morning brief: Solar irradiance and coal deliveries fall, Schletter goes with extra-strong pile-driven foundations

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Morning Brief: GE completes first battery-assisted black start, Acciona to invest $4B in PV and wind

Also in the brief: A great month for solar in Oahu, Connecticut’s two biggest electric utilities are “dragging their feet” on shared solar, and Ørsted in Rhode Island.

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Morning Brief: Kauai is 55% renewable, Dominion’s Virginia battery pilot approved

Also in the brief: Engie and JLL develop an energy program for State Fund, Oklahoma Gas and Electric is set to develop solar projects for the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes, PG&E pays Topaz in January.

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Reactive power produced on-site increasingly important as solar power and EVs go mainstream

Cutting costs and integrating clean energy with local reactive power generation.

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Morning Brief: Cubico acquires 102 MW, LONGi to supply modules for 74 MW Microsoft project

Also in the brief: Solar Support partners with SEMIKRON to tackle utility-scale inverter stack shortage, investors say changes at Hawaiian Electric can ‘happen fast,’ Dynamic Energy sells 11 MW solar + storage portfolio to Amp Energy and more.

Ten sunniest US states added 1.8 GW of small-scale solar in 2019, as solar advocates press for more

Solar contractors added another 1.8 gigawatts of small-scale solar in the ten sunniest states last year. In Hawaii and California, solar groups described their ambitious policy goals to keep the momentum going.

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