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Morning Brief: Distributed Solar Development has acquired a community solar portfolio, community outreach in Hawaii

Also in the brief: solar pros running for elected office, Longroad Energy has announced a partnership with Maine’s Unity College, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation has chosen a management platform for its distributed generation program and more.

Bill Gates leads $10M investment in Quidnet’s long-duration geomechanical pumped storage

The year of living durationally — the holy grail of energy storage has always been low-cost and long-duration. Venture investors have started putting their money into novel, extended-duration storage technologies.


Morning Brief: turn Rikers Island into a solar farm, Solar Frontier Americas changes name

Also in the brief: Morgan Solar has announced the sale of 13.6 MW of enhanced bifacial modules, FERC will hold two technical conferences in 2020, clean energy in a House infrastructure package and more.

New York regulators, NYSERDA, release white paper on how to better achieve 70% renewables by 2030

In pursuit of the state’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, the two entities have outlined a plan to rewrite current procurement procedures, expand the role of offshore wind and establish a new tier of eligible generation resources.

First Solar backs carbon pricing for wholesale electricity

First Solar has backed carbon pricing in comments submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The firm also co-founded a global policy institute that supports carbon pricing as a “cost-effective, equitable and politically viable climate solution.”


Calm before the Q2 storm: US energy storage market posts decent Q1

WoodMac looks back at the storage industry in simpler, long-ago times — eight weeks ago.

PVEL solar module scorecard: In a rush to innovate, some manufacturers ‘overlooked basic quality control’

PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), a test lab for the downstream solar market, just published its PV Module Reliability Scorecard. The lab notes the high level of innovation in the solar module industry and namechecks the market’s reliability leaders — but also observed a resurgence of known failure mechanisms — such as PID.

Replacing peakers with storage to achieve the greatest health benefit

Regulators and community groups can use a new interactive resource to see the emissions impacts of existing and proposed peaker units. Storage developers may also find the tool helpful, to identify peakers likely to be replaced.


Morning Brief: Six Ohio school districts go solar with no upfront cost, two big solar projects are coming to capped landfill sites in New York

Also in the brief: the California Solar and Storage Association has released an eight-point economic stimulus plan of action, PG&E’s restructuring will likely happen later this month, a new solar car, Mark Menezes’ nomination to become Deputy U.S. Energy Secretary and more.

Morning Brief: Trump administration slaps retroactive rent bills on solar, wind on federal lands

Also in the brief: Lightyear gets a key supplier, a nine-project network in New York, the 25th National Solar Tour of Homes and more.

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