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U.S. identified land that could support 100 GW of federal solar infrastructure

About 1,400 square miles of public land could be leased by the federal government for solar development, which would effectively double U.S. installed capacity. The Bureau of Land Management took a first step, approving 465 MW solar, 400 MW storage in California across two projects.

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American Battery approved to build battery recycling facility in Nevada

The facility will include a battery recycling building, an office building with laboratories, and a finished goods warehouse.

Facing opposition, developers pull application for 850 MW solar project in the Nevada desert

Local opposition forced the action, but the same developers are moving ahead with a nearby $1 billion solar-plus-storage project.

MGM Resorts activates 100 MW solar array to power Las Vegas casinos and hotels

The 100 MW solar array was developed by Invenergy and will provide electricity to multiple MGM properties in Las Vegas.

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Reviewing energy storage targets as Maine becomes the ninth state to participate

‘LD 528: An act to advance energy storage in Maine’ was signed by Governor Janet Mills, with The Pine Tree State joining several others in the trend of embracing energy storage goals. How does it compare to the other eight state targets?

Clean energy election roundup: Nevada to go 50% renewable by 2030, Columbus 100% by 2023

A number of important clean energy initiatives were on the ballot across the country: Boulder, Colorado’s effort to form a municipal utility, Denver’s clean-energy-focused sales tax increase — plus one major utility in Wisconsin’s unprecedented commitment to solar.

Utility-scale solar powers through 2020 with action in Texas, Arizona, Nevada and Indiana

Here’s this week’s gigawatt of big solar project news.

Nextracker CEO Dan Shugar makes the case for big solar on public lands before congress

Contending with congress, video zombie noises and chemistry with Ranking Member Paul Gosar, Nextracker CEO Dan Shugar testified, “The rules are broken — it takes far too long to get solar projects approved — over three years.”

US solar growth in 2020 is driven by giant utility-scale projects

The number of large solar projects is surging in the U.S. — and pv magazine is keeping track. We’ve gathered up the recent news in big solar — with Indiana set to double its solar capacity, and Texas galloping along. Plus, the never-ending Spotsylvania saga.

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Solar Power International goes all virtual

As Covid-19 cases surge across the country, SPI moves its October trade show from Las Vegas to virtual. 

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