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Solar roundup: Lower export fees in Michigan and net metering takes a hit in Vermont

Consumers Energy cuts solar export fees in Michigan, while net metering takes a hit in Vermont. And TVA wants feedback on an environmental report for a planned 50 MW solar and 200 MWh storage project in Mississippi.

Biden makes his picks: Granholm is Energy Secretary and McCarthy is Climate Czar

Also in the morning brief: Ormat expands energy storage presence, acquires a shovel-ready project in Upton County, Texas. RatedPower’s software for utility-scale solar. CS Energy hits 1 GW.

Michigan’s solar industry awaits order in Consumers Energy’s rate case

After Consumers Energy raised its net metering cap as a bargaining chip, some advocates see a Value of Solar study as a way to ensure that the rates that have allowed the state’s small-scale solar market to flourish remain in place.

Morning Brief: Consumers Energy expands its net metering cap, Nautilus closes a financing commitment

Also in the brief: A New Mexico regulator has recommended denial of El Paso Electric’s planned expansion of the Newman Generating Station, Gemserv has launched a digital platform aimed at helping businesses transition to electric vehicles and more.

Morning Brief: Six Midwest utilities to spend $15B to deploy 4 GW of solar, 3.6 GW of wind and 1 GW of battery storage

Also in the brief: A rural Virginia county grapples with the pros and cons of a proposed $200 million, 149 MW solar farm, Utah’s solar advocates plan to fight decision by state regulators.

White Pine Renewables looks to hit it big in large-scale C&I solar

The development company has eyes on the largest of large-scale solar for commercial, industrial and municipal customers, an untapped segment where the founders see great opportunity.

American solar states: Net metering caps nearly met in Michigan, project denial appealed in Pennsylvania

Significant solar developments are happening all across the country, with Wisconsin looking to add nearly 200 MW of utility-scale solar and AEP coming to terms on a power contract for a 50 MW project in Ohio.

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Utility-scale solar roundup: PV-powered steel from Lightsource, Savion in Ohio and Michigan

Dean Solon, CEO of Shoals: “A lot of people thought that the 100 MW fields were all dead, but those suckers are coming back with a vengeance.”

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Morning Brief: 1366 CEO says tandem cells are ‘most important innovation in solar since solar was first conceived’

Also in the brief: Even after a report stated the company is a fraud, a reported SEC investigation and the resignation of its founder, some traders continue to buy Nikola shares. Plus the Utah solar residential solar struggle continues — there’s a public comments session today.

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Hemlock Semiconductor becomes vertically integrated polysilicon maker

The U.S. polysilicon manufacturer has acquired DuPont’s trichlorosilane business, in a move that will help it cut production costs and control supply.

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