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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: EV battery recycling startup claims 95% recovery yield using 10 times less energy

Also on the rise: Minnesota’s value-of-solar law helps protect consumers from rising natural gas prices. Massachusetts bill would eliminate clean energy choice. And more.

Minnesota’s value-of-solar law helps protect consumers from rising natural gas prices, says group

As utility customers face the higher costs of gas-fired generation, Minnesota’s approach to valuing community solar will help protect customers from price volatility, said a director with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

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Sunrise brief: Historic Pittsburgh steel plant reopens to make components for the US solar industry

Also on the rise: Solar tariff moratorium creates upside, but supply challenges still loom. GE partners with Department of Energy on solar, energy storage, grid integration research. And more.

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DSD Renewables acquires 11 MW of community solar in Minnesota

The portfolio marks DSD’s first venture in Minnesota, a land where community solar adoption has been widespread and effective.

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.

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