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Sunrise brief: Congress calls for end to solar panel tariffs in DOE budget meeting

Also on the rise: Get your Virginia interconnection now, solar regulation increasing in 2025. Former Tesla engineer to establish battery materials manufacturing in Moses Lake, Washington. Energy justice must play a larger role in clean energy transition. SEIA launches non-profit institute to accelerate growth of solar and storage. Solar tariffs led directly to delay of coal plant retirements. The Lithion HomeGrid Stack’d Series LFP battery has an adjustable form factor that is now UL certified. PPA approved for 100 MW Canadian Solar project in Louisiana.

PPA approved for 100 MW Canadian Solar project in Louisiana

The Bayou Galion solar project is expected to reach commercial operations in 2024 and is part of a larger portfolio set to bring 343 MW of solar energy to the state, which has seen just over 200 MW installed thus far.

Sunrise brief: How anticircumvention investigation will affect the solar industry

Also on the rise: Washington DC Attorney General filed complaint against utility for general incompetence in managing the community solar program. EIA’s US grid-scale energy storage usage profiles, innovation, and growth outlook. Freedom Forever overtakes Tesla in the top three spot for the first time. New Orleans launches community solar program. Green Mountain Power selects Enphase batteries for pilot lease discount program. Connecticut colleges and universities to benefit from solar. And the bad news is…World will need 5.2TW of solar this decade to avoid climate breakdown

New Orleans launches community solar program

The city will construct a series of solar gardens, up to 2MW in capacity, which interested residents can subscribe to, reducing their electric bills and increasing solar’s influence in an area that has historically had little to do with the resource.

Louisiana’s first Tesla Solar Roof installed

Solar Alternatives announced the installation of a 17kW Tesla Solar Roof system with two Powerwall batteries, a first for the state. Interest in distributed solar and battery energy storage are being onset by climate-driven extreme weather.

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Two large-scale solar plants to begin construction in Louisiana

About 439MW of solar will soon be under construction in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, more than doubling the state’s solar capacity to date.

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Lightsource bp closes financing on 135 MW solar project in Arkansas and 345 MW solar project in Louisiana

Financing for both projects was facilitated by power purchase agreements. For the Arkansas project, the agreement is with Conway Corp. and for the Louisiana project the agreement is with McDonald’s and eBay.

PosiGen closes $100 million preferred equity financing

Magnetar Capital was the lead investor and will name two new members to PosiGen’s board of directors.

Entergy Louisiana signs up for 350 MW of solar capacity

The solar facilities will be built by D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments under power purchase or build transfer agreements.

Gravity-based energy storage tower developer notches a customer order

Energy Vault signed a $520 million deal to supply 1.6 GWh of energy storage to DG Fuels to produce renewable hydrogen and a variety of fuels.

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