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Leyline invests $10 million to support 1 GW of solar development

The investment will support Solterra Energy’s pipeline of 1 GW of distributed generation and utility-scale solar energy projects across the eastern United States.

Sunrise brief: Senator Schumer–Prioritize sweeping clean energy legislation

Also on the rise: Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and colleagues questioned the emergency declaration. First Solar lands order from National Grid for 2 GW of solar modules. And more.

North Carolina court bars HOAs from banning rooftop solar

The North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled to protect homeowners’ right to install rooftop solar, reversing an earlier Court of Appeals decision.

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Floating solar array on Fort Bragg lake is largest in the Southeast

The 1.1 MW floating solar facility is paired with 2 MW battery energy storage system to provide resilience.

Duke Energy, North Carolina solar installers compromise on net metering

After intervention by some of the state’s largest rooftop solar installers, the new compromise includes a delay of time-of-use rates for net metering customers until at least 2026 and a ‘Proposed Bridge Rate’ for new net metering customers.

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New Belgium brews beer with the help of the sun

The company’s third solar installation is the first on it’s Asheville, North Carolina brewery, and will offset roughly 11,100 tons of carbon dioxide over its lifetime.

Utility TVA targets 10 GW of solar by 2035

The Tennessee-based utility shared it has reduced emissions by 57% from 2005 levels in its FY 2021 sustainability report.

RFP Alert: Dominion Energy Virginia seeks 1.2 GW of solar and wind, 125 MW storage

The utility requests proposals for solar PV and onshore wind development as well as energy storage.

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Sunrise brief: Fossil funded misinformation campaigns signal solar success

Also on the rise: The Rocky Mountain Institute released a report outlining how its vision of “community solar+” can spread the benefits of solar throughout our communities. Qcells holds onto its number one spot in US market, rebrands, and recommits. NV Energy is accepting proposals for solar projects, as well as energy storage, wind, and other forms of renewables. First Solar closes 4GW module supply agreement with Silicon Ranch. Duke Energy’s Stony Knoll 22.6MW solar power plant now operational in North Carolina.

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Duke Energy’s Stony Knoll 22.6MW solar power plant now operational in North Carolina

The project, owned and operated by Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, was selected as part of the competitive bidding process established by 2017’s solar legislation in North Carolina.

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