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pvMB 3/21/19: The first commercial-scale installation for cannabis, Ulster establishes per-MW permit fees… and more!

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to today’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Antarctica’s Casey Research Station going solar, Ubiquitous Energy’s record setting new transparent solar cell, the anti-solar commercial stirring the pot in Iowa and everything else to educate you on this fine morning.

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Iowa Senate approves new solar fees

Deeming solar owners to be leeching off of existing utility infrastructure, the Iowa Senate has passed a bill which would allow utilities to establish a monthly charge on PV system owners.

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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.

Midwestern and Northern Tier contractors put up 250 MW of small-scale solar

Contractors in Indiana, Washington, Illinois and Iowa put up half of that total, while groups work to expand opportunities state by state. “Snapshot stories” included.

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pvMB 2/28/19: Iowa considers “sun tax”, Tesla Powerwall installations begin in Vermont

Good morning and welcome to the pv magazine USA morning brief. Today we also bring you Kansas’ solar advocates pushing back against discriminatory fees, NREL getting testing uncertainty down to 1.1%, a new CMO at JinkoSolar, and more…

pvMB 2/12/19: AceClamp’s response to patent infringement allegations, NEXTracker’s hiring spree… and more!

Welcome to today’s pv magazine USA morning brief and thanks for spending your morning with us. Today we’re looking at English researchers’ development of a solar flag, two community solar projects in Illinois under fire, University of Northern Iowa’s new group-buy program and everything else on our solar slate. Let’s ride!

The solar plus storage must flow

Ideal Energy has installed a single-axis tracker, 1.1 MW DC solar plant with NexTracker’s largest flow battery project to date: a 35 unit, 350 kW / 1.1 MWh Avalon Battery vanadium flow system.

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Wind + solar make up more than 20% of generation in 10 states – more on the way

A recent analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy shows the Midwest and Plains States in the lead, but the coasts are on a track to catch up thanks to mandates.

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Midwest solar markets: An interview with Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher of SEIA comments on the burgeoning regional solar market at the Solar Midwest conference in Chicago.

Iowa lights way to a solar future as largest solar garden comes online

Known more for its wind than its solar resources, Alliant Energy Iowa has brought a 6.2 MW solar project online.

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