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Morning Brief: 690 MW project delayed, NextEnergy Capital acquires 100MW

Also in the brief: 250 MW have been proposed for the New York Town of Verona, Duke wants to double up on annual solar rebate deadlines and Maryland makes interconnection easier.

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The Southeast has become a dual peaking region

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy has made that determination after studying the annual maximum peaks for 22 different utility planning authorities over from 1998 to 2018.

How to get a job building utility-scale solar

As more utility-scale solar installations are announced in more states, solar contractors are hiring people who are new to the industry, and offering on-the-job training and long-term employment.

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City of Charlotte, Duke Energy agree to milestone power contract

Charlotte has become the first municipality to come to terms with Duke on a solar contract through the new Green Source Advantage program.

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US legal community offers cities aid on solar, renewable transition  

Lawyers for Good Government: “To meet their renewable energy goals, municipalities need to know state energy, municipal and land use laws as well as existing local policies.”

Morning Brief: Cubico acquires 102 MW, LONGi to supply modules for 74 MW Microsoft project

Also in the brief: Solar Support partners with SEMIKRON to tackle utility-scale inverter stack shortage, investors say changes at Hawaiian Electric can ‘happen fast,’ Dynamic Energy sells 11 MW solar + storage portfolio to Amp Energy and more.

Southeast US adds 427 MW of distributed solar in 2019, as advocates press for more

Florida led the region for small-scale installations, while Maryland kept the lead on a per-capita basis. Solar advocates look to improve opportunities for distributed solar throughout the region in 2020.

Here’s how utilities use their resource plans to block solar power

At least seven utilities chose to bias their resource modeling against solar in 2019. The good news is that transparent utility modeling could fix the problem.

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Morning Brief: Renewably powered Wildcats and a six-project shopping spree for the US Solar Fund

Welcome back to your workweek and to the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ve got National Grid on the project approval train, a microgrid in in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and more!

The quick gray fox jumped through the upside-down solar fence—a photo essay

Deer fence installed upside down lets foxes and other small wildlife through to forage and pursue prey. Solar developers in Tennessee and North Carolina have the photos to prove it.

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