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Sunrise brief: PV and energy storage expected to be 62% of U.S. capacity additions 2022-23

Also on the rise: Enphase starts shipping IQ8 inverter. Michigan gets two new solar projects bringing 50 MW to the state. Meyer Burger to bring solar module manufacturing and jobs to Arizona. A bill aims to re-establish Washington’s former highly effective solar incentive program. Watch the solar array deploy on NASA’s James Webb telescope.

Pine Gate completes financing for two Michigan solar projects

The two projects will bring more than 50 MW of solar to Consumers Energy customers across the state.

Icephobic surfaces for ice, snow shedding in utility scale solar

Developed by U.S. researchers, the proposed coating solution is claimed to effectively melt ice and snow with temperatures of up to -35 degrees Celsius. It was fabricated by using medium-chain triglyceride oil to plasticize two common industrial polymer polyvinyl chlorides and tested at a pilot facility in Alaska.

Consumers Energy to add 400 MW of solar

Under the agreements, the utility would own and operate one facility, and buy power from the other two.

White Pine Renewables to develop Michigan’s first floating solar project

Once completed, 1 MW project will sell power to the township via a power purchase agreement.

Calculating the value of a community solar program

Researchers teamed up to analyze the economic benefit of adding 30 5 MW community solar installations to Michigan’s grid annually for six years. Their results may surprise.

A solar array is headed to a New York landfill

New Energy Equity closed on a 7 MW solar array at a former landfill, the latest in a national trend.

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D.E. Shaw lines up financing for 149 MW Michigan solar project

The River Fork solar project has a 20-year PPA for 100 MW with Consumers Energy and a 25-year PPA for 49 MW with DTE Energy.

Wolverine signs PPA for 150 MW Michigan solar project

Gemstone Solar will sit on around 1,000 acres in the southwest part of the state and is slated to enter service in 2023.

Midwestern states agree to co-develop an EV charging network

Governors of five states agreed to increase access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the Midwest.