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Massachusetts governor vetoes climate and clean energy bill

The broad legislation included provisions to reduce emissions and important compromises to cut red tape for solar projects in the Bay State.

Gigawatt-scale tandem solar cell production by 2022? Would you take that bet?

1366 Technologies CEO Frank van Mierlo is a betting man and he’s betting your humble narrator that high-efficiency tandem solar cells are the near-term commercial future of solar.

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Morning Brief: PV plant providing grid ancillary services in Chile, Capital Dynamics to develop nine batteries

Also in the brief: Global Energy Generation’ proposed 4,500-acre Mammoth Solar project in Pulaski County, Indiana, may have a role to play in Winamac’s revitalization efforts, Dominion Energy acquired a solar power project in Orange County, the laws that prevent carbon cutting and more.

Morning Brief: AES expects Fluence to generate $500 million this year, Distributed Solar Development acquires Massachusetts community portfolio

Also in the brief: solar coming to coal country in Pennsylvania, Stellar Solar brings in NBA legend Bill Walton as an advocate for the company and more.

Morning Brief: Best Buy’s big solar installation, Massachusetts’ largest landfill project

Also in the brief: SolarEdge is set to launch the company’s newest product, Stem Inc has launched its first solar+storage independent power producer site, PCL Construction Services has begun work on the 20 MW Odom Solar Farm and more.

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Advocates seek solar on all new houses in ten states

“The most efficient time to install solar panels is when the builders are on the roof in the first place,” said Bronte Payne with Environment America.

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SMART program could make 90% of Massachusetts off-limits to large-scale solar, force more job loss

While the program’s expansion is intended to bring more than 3 GW of solar to the state, new land-use restrictions have made the majority of the state off-limits to large-scale development.

First Tesla solar tile roof V3 installed in Massachusetts

It’s the first Tesla V3 solar tile roof in the state and the second on the East Coast. The 7.5 kW system includes two Powerwall batteries — although there is no time-of-use pricing and there hasn’t been a local power failure in a few years.

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Calm before the Q2 storm: US energy storage market posts decent Q1

WoodMac looks back at the storage industry in simpler, long-ago times — eight weeks ago.

Replacing peakers with storage to achieve the greatest health benefit

Regulators and community groups can use a new interactive resource to see the emissions impacts of existing and proposed peaker units. Storage developers may also find the tool helpful, to identify peakers likely to be replaced.

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