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Flint Hills Resources to build 45 MW solar project to directly power its refinery

Solar project will lower energy costs and improve energy efficiency for the Upper Midwest’s largest fuel producer.

Sunrise brief: Reduce, re-use, recycle–PV ICE modeling tool helps predict flow of solar materials

Also on the rise: Minnesota’s renewable generation has risen 60% over the past decade, providing 28% of Minnesota’s generation in 2021. Mosaic solar finance company reaches $7 billion in loans funded. Leeward Renewable Energy, First Solar come to terms on module supply agreement. Growatt unveils solar rechargeable portable power station.

Minnesota’s renewable generation has risen 60% over the past decade, providing 28% of Minnesota’s generation in 2021

The 2022 Minnesota Energy Factsheet demonstrates that clean power industries lead the state’s energy transition.

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Pivot Energy closes financing on 90MW solar portfolio

Pivot will build, own, and operate the 40 distributed generation solar plants in six different states.

Sunrise brief: The Sunshine State close to shutting the door on net-metered solar

Also on the rise: Greenbacker acquires a significant financial interest in the 150MW operating Aurora solar portfolio. Community choice solar programs save New Yorkers $7 million in seven months. LONGi pits its modules against others in snow load test. American Battery Factory announces giga-plans. UL and NREL released a report on cybersecurity certification recommendations. Vibrant Clean Energy study details approaches for Michigan to reach carbon neutrality. Wood Mac analysts help install solar in Puerto Rico.

Greenbacker acquires interest in Minnesota solar portfolio

In one of the company’s largest transactions to date, Greenbacker has acquired a significant financial interest in the 150MW operating Aurora solar portfolio

Nautilus Solar’s community solar portfolio continues to grow

Nautilus Solar recently completed a 13MW community solar portfolio in Colorado, and acquired another 16.8MW portfolio in Minnesota.

Xcel Energy to add 2.5GW of solar by 2030

In a unanimous vote, regulators have directed the utility to procure 2.5GW of new solar by 2030, establishing a stakeholder group to address energy equity, and requiring that distributed energy resources like solar be included in the company’s future resource plans. 

US solar module manufacturer nets $5 million investment, 250MW supply deal

Altus Power committed to a multi-year supply agreement with tier 1 North American PV module manufacturer Heliene, and invested $5 million in the company’s growth.

Solar co-op arrives in the Twin Cities

Solar United Neighbors, a nonprofit solar co-op developer that educates customers and leverages group buy-in, is launching in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area.

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