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Sunrise brief: Panasonic plans $4 billion US electric vehicle battery factory

Also on the rise: No resting on laurels, New York seeks to improve upon successful solar programs. Shipping costs remain key challenge for solar sector. And more.

$500 million program to site clean energy projects at former mines

The Department of Energy is launching demonstration projects to revitalize mine lands, create jobs, and generate clean energy.

Sunrise brief: California NEM 3.0 revisited, Commission seeks industry feedback

Also on the rise: Common Energy raises $16.5 million to expand community solar access nationwide. Scientists, industry players reveal plans for new LETID testing standard. OMCO Solar shores up manufacturing with $5 million investment. First Resilient Service Station microgrid project completed in Massachusetts. olar Alliance to design and build 500 kW solar project in Kentucky. Emissions-free battery recycling facility will use electricity rather than smelting.

Solar Alliance to design and build 500 kW solar project in Kentucky

With this signing, Solar Alliance’s backlog of solar projects under contract increases to more than $5 million.

Utility TVA targets 10 GW of solar by 2035

The Tennessee-based utility shared it has reduced emissions by 57% from 2005 levels in its FY 2021 sustainability report.

Kentucky utility adds more solar as Solar Shares Program gains customers

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company begin construction on fifth section of solar facility that, when complete, will provide 4MW of electricity to Solar Share subscribers.

BayWa r.e. donates to tornado relief projects in Kentucky

Contributions support the Footprint Project, a nonprofit organization that is deploying solar trailers, palletized microgrids, solar generators and portable power stations to the tornado-ravaged area.

Kentucky’s largest solar project to be built on former coal mine

The 200 MW Martin County Solar Project will be constructed on 1,200 acres of the former Martiki coal mine site, and construction is set to employ displaced coal workers.

Competitive Power Ventures acquires 460 MW solar portfolio

Purchased from developer Belltown Power, the two projects are located in Illinois and Kentucky.

Kentucky’s solar pipeline looks impressive

A 125 MW project planned by utility LG&E KU joins multiple other 100+ MW projects approved by state regulators this year.