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Sunrise brief: Perovskite solar cell achieves 24% efficiency, retains 87% of output after 100 days

Also on the rise: Flyover footage of a 6.5 MW community solar project in Maine. The PV Magazine states of solar tour stops in North Carolina. And more.

50 states of solar incentives: North Carolina

North Carolina is ranked fourth in the country for solar installations, growth that is driven by solar supportive renewable energy portfolio standards, policies and regulations.

Sunrise brief: The IRA won’t solve all of our energy issues 

Also on the rise: A look at solar incentives in the State of Virginia. Toyota to invest $2.5 billion to expand battery manufacturing in North Carolina. And more.

Toyota to invest $2.5 billion to expand battery manufacturing in North Carolina

The auto manufacturer eyes a fully electrified future, with a goal of carbon neutrality in its vehicles and operations by 2035.

Sunrise brief: Solar industry responds to Senate passage of Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Also on the rise: Ampt lawsuit asks that SolarEdge remove inverters and controllers from market. North Carolinians would save $18 billion through 2050 with high-renewables carbon plan. And more.

North Carolinians would save $18 billion through 2050 with high-renewables carbon plan

An independent carbon plan for North Carolina would add storage instead of gas through 2030, and add 21 GW more solar and 22 GW more battery storage by 2050 than Duke Energy’s plan proposes.

Sunrise brief: Inflation reduction act supports Made in the USA solar supply chain

Also on the rise: Massachusetts climate bill removes anti-competitive electric choice provision. Carolina utility chasing waterfalls, costing consumers billions. And more.

Carolina utility chasing waterfalls, costing consumers billions

A Brattle Group study finds that arbitrary caps on solar power will increase electricity costs by billions through 2035, including $900 million in 2030, and $800 million in 2032 alone – while the utility is putting trust behind non-existent nuclear reactors.

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VinFast receives $1.2 billion incentive package to manufacture EVs in North Carolina

The largest incentive package in state history will support a vehicle manufacturing project that is designed to reach a 150,000 vehicle per year capacity.

No-cost solar installations provide equitable access to clean energy

Fourteen installations for low- to moderate-income homeowners in North Carolina are part of national initiative charged by the Department of Energy

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