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Good news, everyone: you’re halfway through your workweek and back reading the pv magazine morning brief. We’ve got a full slate today, including EVgo powering over 75 Million EV miles in 2018 and the world’s first solar-electric sewage pump-out boat.

Nine laws that helped Nevada solar applications grow 450%

NV Energy’s recently released Renewable Generations report showed that solar power interconnection applications increased by 450% in 2018 versus 2017, with half of the systems applied for installed as well.

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In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief, we also bring you a settlement involving Sunrun, a hearing for a bill to repeal the former LePage Administration’s “gross metering” in Maine, and other goodies.

Warren Buffett trades for four solar plants, retiring a coal unit

Nevada regulators have approved six contracts for 1 GWac of solar power coupled with 100 MW / 400 MWh of energy storage. The purchase allows for the retirement of one of the state’s two running coal units.

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Solar plus geothermal under review in Nevada

The owner of the Tungsten Mountain Geothermal Unit is researching the addition of 18 MW of solar PV to power some, or all, of the site’s parasitic electric load.

New governors could mandate 34 GWac more solar, wind by 2030

A new analysis by Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables finds that the renewable energy and climate ambitions of governors elected on November 6 could increase the total market for solar in five states by 17.7 GWac, if all five pass 50% by 2030 mandates.

Five new governors aim for 100% renewables

Governors-elect in Colorado and Connecticut want a 100% renewables mandate. Approaching 100% is the goal for governors-elect in Illinois, Nevada and Maine.

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Pro-clean energy candidates for governor identified by AEE win 7 “open” elections

The new governors favor policies such as a higher renewables mandate, community solar, increased use of storage, and expanding the Western grid, reports the nonprofit Advanced Energy Economy.

Duel in the desert: matching RPS initiatives pass in Nevada and fail in Arizona

After the most expensive ballot initiative campaign in the state’s history, Arizona’s 50% by 2030 RPS initiative has been defeated, while in Nevada the bill’s identical twin found the support it needed to pass its first election cycle.

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Top states and races to watch for clean energy on election day

Clean energy is on the ballot on November 6, and these are the states where voters will be making the biggest decisions.

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