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Upswing in PJM interconnection costs amid energy transition, report says

Huge growth in interconnection requests along with lengthy reviews and high project withdrawal rates motivated PJM to create a “first-ready, first-served” approach in 2022, Berkeley Lab notes.

RFP alert: AEP unit seeks solar and wind projects in PJM and ERCOT territories

In PJM, AEP is seeking solar and wind PPA proposals from 10 to 15 years, while in Texas it’s seeking solar REP agreements of 12 years or less.

Post-election, four states now poised to speed renewables deployment

Governors-elect in Maryland and Massachusetts aim to speed deployment of solar and wind power, while in Minnesota and Michigan, re-elected governors could submit their clean energy goals to legislatures with new Democratic majorities. Arizona might join the club.

Standard Solar and Scout Clean Energy acquired by Brookfield Renewable

Brookfield to invest up to $2 billion in the two renewable energy powerhouses, bringing its development portfolio to 60 GW.

Sunrise brief: President Biden signs into law the largest climate & energy bill in U.S. history

Also on the rise: Metal roofing: The perfect platform for solar PV. Pivot Energy acquires Maryland-based community solar developer, SGC Power. And more.

Pivot Energy acquires Maryland-based community solar developer, SGC Power

The acquisition by Pivot Energy will enable SGC to enter new markets and increase value to their property owners.

Nearly all smart inverter manufacturers will be delivering smart inverters within a year

As several states will soon require smart inverters for new distributed resources, and more are considering such a requirement, nearly all manufacturers will be delivering smart inverters that meet a new industry standard by August 2023, finds an analysis by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

Sunrise brief: BrightNight to meet one third of Arizona utility’s peak demand with solar and storage project

Also on the rise: GAF Energy to open solar tile manufacturing facility in Texas. States that enable distributed storage will make room for more rooftop solar. And more.

50 States of Solar Incentives: Maryland

A historically solar-friendly state, Maryland’s capacity addition projections in the next few years are underwhelming, despite a suite of supportive policies and grants throughout the state.

Sunrise Brief: Virginia approves $55 minimum bill for community solar – the highest nationwide

Also on the rise: Jigar Shah discusses the range of possibilities for aggregated, behind-the-meter solar and storage in the United States today. EVs that meet a new standard will be able to deliver AC power to the grid. And more.

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