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More than 50% of Kentucky manufacturing facility to be powered by solar

The clean energy upgrade at the R.A. Jones facility in Covington will be complete with over 3,000 solar modules and six electric vehicle charging stations.

Sunrise brief: DOE seeks state-backed clean energy projects for up to 80% loans

Also on the rise: McCarthy begins construction on over 1 GW of solar projects in U.S. Southwest. Monoprice unveils new PowerCache batteries with up to 1,000 W of output. And more.

Sunrise brief: U.S. Geological Survey and Berkeley Labs release updated solar project database

Also on the rise: Maxeon solar cells cleared of forced labor allegations after review. Kentucky regulators approve plan for 900% increase in renewable energy. And more.

Kentucky regulators approve plan for 900% increase in renewable energy

Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities will install 877 MW of solar, 500 MWh of energy storage, and will retire several fossil fuel plants.


Stiff competition predicted for USDA $9.7 billion focused on renewables

Modeling shows that five of the nation’s 63 rural generation and transmission cooperative utilities alone could cost-effectively install 19 GW of solar and 7 GW of storage with support from a USDA program.

Sunrise brief: Debt ceiling bill is a mixed bag for clean energy and the environment

Also on the rise: Maxeon claims 24.7% efficiency for IBC solar module. 50 states of solar incentives–Washington. And more.

BrightNight developing 2 GW Bluegrass solar portfolio

The company is building a strong renewable power presence and partnerships in the Bluegrass State as its utilities remove 1.5 GW of coal generation from the grid.

Toyota to procure 100 MW of solar from reclaimed Kentucky coal mine site

Toyota Motor North America signed a VPPA this week with Savion for the offtake of a 100 MW brownfield solar project located on a reclaimed coal mine in Martin County, Kentucky. When completed, Toyota will have in excess of 150 MW of U.S. solar generation facilities.

Sunrise brief: Solar glass provider ramps up production by 6 GW to meet demand 

Also on the rise: Enel Green Power moves one step closer to solar cell and module factory in Oklahoma. Community solar project coming to coal country. And more.

Community solar project coming to coal country

A Kentucky electric cooperative retained the services of Solar Energy Solutions to install a 187 kW community solar garden for Frankfort residents and local businesses.

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