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Sunrise brief: New Mexico law seeks solar on every roof, and an EV charger in every garage 

Also on the rise: 50 states of solar incentives–Illinois. Falling costs, 15 GW of US solar module production, and TOPCon trends. And more.

New Mexico law seeks solar on every roof, and an EV charger in every garage

Senator William Soules has filed SB 77, which states that all new homes must have an EV plug, and requires one watt of solar per square foot of heated home space.


Sunrise brief: Crafting a California community solar market 

Also on the rise: Department of Defense maintains strong commitment to renewable energy. Longroad Energy begins construction of its largest solar-plus-storage project. And more.

New Mexico HVDC transmission line to carry 4 GW of renewable energy

New Mexico North Path will help unlock a share of what its local energy authority has estimated is $11 billion of untapped renewable energy investment potential in the state. 

Sunrise brief: New Mexico to require smart inverters 

Also on the rise: First Solar joins Enphase and SolarEdge on the S&P 500 Index. A solar-powered camper boat. And more.

To make room for more distributed solar and storage, New Mexico to require smart inverters

Requiring smart inverters will enable more customers to install rooftop solar and storage without paying for grid upgrades. New Mexico also enabled interconnection of more storage by following guidance in the Interstate Renewable Energy Council’s BATRIES report.

Regulatory approval for SunZia Transmission paves the way for a Southwest renewable energy corridor

If approved, the transmission-plus-wind project (3.5 GW) would become the single largest U.S. renewable energy project to enter operations.

Workforce training increases access to solar and jobs in Navajo communities

Partnership between Gallup Solar and Lightstar Renewables to double the annual number of solar installations supporting Navajo communities for the next three years, plus increase opportunities for training and certification in solar installations.

Air Force funds “quantum dot” photovoltaic window project

New Mexico-based nanotechnology developer UbiQD develops the transparent solar windows.

Net losses triple at US tracker maker after acquisition

New Mexico-based Array Technologies is keen to emphasize the revenue benefits of buying Spanish rival STI Norland and said US President Joe Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act would also be good for business.


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