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Puerto Rico solar tax has been defeated

The story of how the three-year battle was fought and won, at least for now, was shared with members of Puerto Rico’s solar trade group.


Sunrise brief: The Sunshine State close to shutting the door on net-metered solar

Also on the rise: Greenbacker acquires a significant financial interest in the 150MW operating Aurora solar portfolio. Community choice solar programs save New Yorkers $7 million in seven months. LONGi pits its modules against others in snow load test. American Battery Factory announces giga-plans. UL and NREL released a report on cybersecurity certification recommendations. Vibrant Clean Energy study details approaches for Michigan to reach carbon neutrality. Wood Mac analysts help install solar in Puerto Rico.

Wood Mac analysts trade laptops for ladders, installing solar in Puerto Rico

A team of three analysts from global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie are in Puerto Rico this week helping install solar panels on homes as part of a new initiative with charity Let’s Share the Sun Foundation.

IHS Markit: Battery prices won’t fall until 2024

Business data analyst IHS Markit published a series of clean tech predictions for the year that also highlighted the rising proportion of sub-5MW solar projects in the global market, and cheaper clean energy financing costs even as panel prices continue to rise.

NREL launches 100% renewables study for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has 40GW of solar potential, said national lab staff in a webinar. The 100% study will begin by modeling the renewables milestones set by Puerto Rico law.

Puerto Rico legislator calls on US Congress to prevent an “illegal tax” on Puerto Rico solar

Puerto Rico legislator Héctor Ferrer called on Congress to use its oversight authority over Puerto Rico’s fiscal oversight board to oppose a proposed fee on rooftop solar power.


Powin nearshores modular Centipede lithium-ion battery production

The company announced a manufacturing partnership with Celestica at its Monterrey, Mexico, facility, bringing Powin’s production closer to its end-users.

Sunrise brief: Puerto Rico utility submits solar and storage projects bids for approval

Also on the rise: Largest Swedish solar developer opens U.S. headquarters. Discover Battery launches LFP battery system at Intersolar. Department of Justice appeals ITC Section 201 ruling. PanelClaw’s flat roof trackers to be distributed by BayWa r.e.

Puerto Rico nears awards for 800 MW solar and 220 MW storage, toward multi-GW goals

Puerto Rico’s utility has submitted solar and storage project bids to the government for approval, while a second bid process has been announced. A backlog of distributed solar interconnection requests is being cleared.


Modern Energy invests $30 million in launch of Texas PV developer

Industrial Sun is expected to begin its launch and multi-year deployment following the investment. The company focuses on developing large-scale solar projects for high-energy commercial and industrial customers.

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