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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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US lifts tariffs on solar products from Canada, Mexico

Canada, the United States, and Mexico signed an agreement to lift Trump-era tariffs, after an independent panel said that the duties violated the provisions of existing trade agreements.

Sunrise brief: Consortium commits to spending $6 billion on US-made solar modules 

Also on the rise: Utility Dominion Energy Virginia enters rooftop solar space. New “on demand” rooftop solar investing platform. And more.

New Mexico community solar rules adopted by regulators

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) formally adopted rules to implement a community solar program in the state that includes a 30% carve out for low-income customers and organizations.

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National Solar Conference to celebrate 50 years

On June 21 to 24 in Albuquerque and online, the American Solar Energy Society will hold its conference, which will feature over 50 sessions, workshops, tours, and over 150 live speakers.

Western and Southeastern utilities’ progress in advancing 194 GW of solar projects is a mystery

As Western and Southeastern utilities process 194 GW of solar interconnection requests, we asked 20 of them about the final cost studies they completed last year, which would permit projects to move forward. Then we turned to Berkeley Lab analyses for more insights.

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Honeywell batteries deployed at Hecate Energy utility-scale solar and storage project

The 50MW solar project will use 20MW/80MWh battery energy storage.

Sunrise brief: With Build Back Better in the freezer, solar may heat up slower than previously expected

Also on the rise: Renewables forecast to provide 50% of power capacity in the U.S. by 2050. A close analysis of the new distributed solar policy in New York reveals just what it will cost residents. Appalachian Power reveals short-term energy plan in keeping with Virginia Clean Economy Act. New Mexico community solar act to be finalized in April.