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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.

New Mexico Community Solar Act receives public comment

The New Mexico Community Solar Act is expected to be finalized in April.

Iberdrola-PNM merger rejected by regulators; notice of appeal filed with state Supreme Court

The merger, which received approval from five federal agencies and the Public Utility Commission of Texas, is intended to accelerate New Mexico’s clean energy future.


Feds seek solar proposals for 90,000 acres in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico

The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting proposals for solar development on nearly 90,000 acres of public land located across Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico.


Policy leads the way: Impactful action at the state level in 2021

While federal policy action (or inaction) grabs all the headlines, let’s look back at some of the most impactful state and local developments from 2021.

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.


Aerospace manufacturer Rocket Lab takes over space solar cell maker Solaero

Rocket Lab has acquired space solar cell maker Solaero for $80 million. The latter operates an 11,000m2 manufacturing facility in New Mexico and produces multi-junction cells with efficiencies ranging from 29.4% to 32%.

Wells Fargo provides tax equity financing for solar+storage project

The 300 MWAC solar and 150 MWAC/600 MWh battery energy storage system facility is being build in northwestern New Mexico.

Startup Sunday: $13 million round for solar module-mounted storage

Also starting up: Shell buys a solar developer, and a New Mexico startup installs electricity producing windows using quantum dot technology.


D.E. Shaw lines up financing for solar and energy storage project

The first phase of the project is expected to enter service in June with full commercial operation anticipated for fall 2022.

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