Ohio

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.

A new player appears in American thin-film cadmium telluride solar module manufacturing

Toledo Solar is trying to distinguish itself from First Solar’s cadmium telluride dominance by operating in the residential and commercial markets, markets which have been historically unkind to the technology.

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Morning Brief: Tesla looks to revive solar business with ‘Solar Price Match Guarantee’

Also in the brief: Developers pitch 16 GW of solar in coal-fueled Indiana, solar co-ops launch to help Ohioans go solar, plus green hydrogen as post-pandemic energy choice.

Morning Brief: Financing for a 200 MW project, EDP agrees to a power contract

Also in the brief: solar on schools in Virginia and a Hawaiian microgrid.

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Morning Brief: Enormous PV projects in Alabama, Florida, Texas, Ohio and Wisconsin

Also in the brief: Wärtsilä delivering a 70 MW energy storage project in CAISO and the DOE Solar Desalination Prize.

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Morning Brief: Solar and wind are the cheapest new sources of electricity, Appalachian Power halts distributed projects

Also in the brief: Ohio regulators have approved an 80 MW array, Sierra Club responds to Duke’s climate report, Rhode Island funds brownfield projects and more.

Q Cells takes top share of the US distributed solar module market

The company claimed 25.2% of the residential solar module market, while controlling 13.3% of the commercial and industrial market, according to WoodMac’s Q1 2020 U.S. PV Leaderboard. The achievement marks the first time Q Cells has topped both markets, as well as the first time any company has held a residential market share of 25% or greater.

First Solar manufacturing unaffected by Covid-19 measures

The U.S. thin-film solar company says its production lines in Ohio, Malaysia and Vietnam have thus far been able to carry on operations. The company says measures have been taken to protect its workers at all of its premises.

Texas retail choice design bests 13 other states in driving solar power

Retail choice is associated with lower retail prices for electricity, but only in Texas does it help drive more renewable power, says a Wind Solar Alliance report.

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Construction begins on Ohio’s largest solar project

Hillcrest Solar has broken ground. The installation marks the beginning of what is expected to be an Ohio solar boon, with Wood Mackenzie ranking the state as top in the Midwest for development over the next five years.

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