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pvMB 2/18/19: New Mexico could offer $6,000 for solar, Pennsylvania bucks the solar jobs slump… and more!

Hello, happy Monday and thanks for starting your workweek with the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at Indiana looking to re-establish net metering, a 1.2 MW Brownfield completed in Savannah, Georgia, a 3-wheeled EV for first responders and everything else pressing this fine morning.

North Carolina groups call for end to utility monopoly, 100% renewable energy

Their petition calls on elected officials to transition the state to 100% renewables; end Duke Energy’s monopoly on generation; refuse to accept campaign contributions from the utility; and appoint citizen-oriented utility commissioners.

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Southeastern installers put up 242 MW of distributed solar

While installers in Florida added the most distributed solar last year, South Carolina leads on a per-capita basis, and Georgia, North Carolina and Louisiana round out the leaderboard. Snapshot stories included.

Did PURPA changes cause Cypress Creek’s layoffs?

Policies have consequences and the nation’s largest solar developer is laying off an estimated 20% of its workforce.

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pvMB 1/31/19: 50 States of Solar Q4 review, An alternative to carbon taxes… and more!

Hello and thanks for spending your last day of January reading the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll take a gander at Atlas Renewable Energy’s deployment of NEXTrackers TrueCapture Control System in Latin America, APA Solar Racking launching the TITAN Series Racking System, Delta complying with rapid shutdown requirements using Tigo and all else that came across our desks in the world of solar.

Duke installed over 550 MW of solar in the Carolinas in 2018

The company built on its 2017 mark of installing 500 MW of new solar in the Carolinas by adding 565 MW in 2018, with even greater growth anticipated in the future.

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Cypress Creek to sell 580 MW of projects to British infrastructure company

The five solar projects that are being sold are located in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. All five are expected online by the end of 2020.

Demand aggregation comes to corporate solar

A new deal where five big-name companies have jointly signed up for the output of 42.5 MW from a North Carolina solar project may point to the future of corporate solar PPAs.

As utilities fight distributed generation, electricity is getting less reliable

One of the best tools that would allow utilities to meet their central stated mission of providing a stable electricity supply is one they are fighting the hardest.

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Duke solar solicitation nearly 6x over-subscribed

78 proposals ranging from 7 MWac to 80 MWac are vying for spots under the 680 MW solicitation, which has been issued as part of a compromise between Duke and the solar industry.

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