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Sunrise brief: Renewable energy institutional investment goes mainstream

Also on the rise: Solar field robot mower receives SOLV Energy seed funds. Louisiana utility seeks approval for 225 MW solar project. And more.

Louisiana utility seeks approval for 225 MW project construction

Entergy Louisiana selected an Iberville Parish solar facility at 175 MW and a second facility with 49 MW of total capacity, the Sterlington Solar Facility in Ouachita Parish, to add to the state’s clean energy mix.

Sunrise brief: Three global trends for solar in 2023 

Also on the rise: McDonald’s signs on for 180 MW of Louisiana solar. Canadian manufacturer releases carbon-fiber solar panel for boats. And more.

McDonald’s signs on for 180 MW of Louisiana solar

The restaurant giant signed a solar power purchase agreement equivalent to the energy demand of over 30,000 U.S. homes.

50 states of solar incentives: Louisiana

Located at the mouth of the Mississippi River, Louisiana has abundant crude oil and natural gas reserves and very little in the way of solar energy generation.

EIA study finds high solar penetration states showed resiliency to major power outages

The EIA study found that increasing solar states experienced outages of less than 102 minutes, while states with prohibitive markets for solar saw outages of more than 19 hours.


Entergy to purchase power from 50 MW Louisiana solar facility

Iris Solar and the upcoming St. James Solar facility will provide 70 MW of clean energy for 13,000 homes per year.

Entergy seeks to grow renewables up to 2500% over next decade

The power company has issued 2022 RFPs for 3 GW of new capacity, while projecting up to 17 GW of new renewable capacity by 2031.

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.

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