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FERC opens markets to energy storage, begins distributed energy proceeding

As the completion of the multi-year rule-making the federal agency will require grid operators to value the contributions of energy storage, and begins a process to look at how aggregated distributed energy resources can compete in wholesale markets.

Level Solar employees sue over WARN Act violations

Employees of the now-defunct New York solar installer say the company terminated them without the 90 days notice required by New York law.

New York solar grows more than 10-fold in six years

Leveraging $2.8 billion in private investment, Governor Andrew Cuomo says solar has created 12,000 jobs across the state, and that New York has become one of the leading solar states in the nation.

Trump opens the door for specific products to be excluded from tariffs

The President’s proclamation provides a path for specific products to apply for exemption from tariffs, which had been sought by both SunPower and the government of Korea. Additionally, imports from a number of developing nations are exempt as long as import levels remain small.

New online solar tools

In this guest post Bentham Paulos brings you some of the top new online tools for the solar industry, including irradition maps, decision tools and finance simulators.

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RMI lays out paths for utility evolution

The research organization’s latest publication looks at what it will take for utilities to meet the changing demands of the 21st century, including accommodating distributed solar and energy storage.

SEIA attempts to get ahead of locational value

A new white paper by the solar trade group proposed principles to guide the compensation for locational value of energy.

Tesla begins production of Solar Roof tiles at New York gigafactory

The company also says that it has begun installation of the Solar Roof on the homes of non-employee homeowners.

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Cypress Creek constructs 1 GW of solar in 18 months

The developer continues its nationwide expansion, building 800 MW of solar capacity in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Vermont alone.

New York unveils bold solar, energy storage plans

In Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 State of the State address, he re-committed New York to eliminating coal from its power plants in two years, provide solar to 10,000 low-income New Yorkers and invest $200 million in energy storage research.

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