Ohio

Big banker thinks “world’s” largest *rooftop bifacial* solar panel install is worth it

JP Morgan Chase has completed a 2.8 MW rooftop bifacial solar panel installation, using Prism Solar modules, on their Columbus, Ohio location that will meet 18 percent of the site’s electricity usage.

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First Solar is sold out through mid-2021

The thin film PV maker reported solid third quarter results, following on the opening of its massive 1.3 GW factory in Ohio.

First Solar is officially the Western Hemisphere’s largest solar manufacturer

The thin film PV maker has officially completed its massive manufacturing facility in Lake Township, Ohio, which brings it to 1.9 GW of manufacturing capacity in the state. The factory will help to meet the overwhelming demand for Series 6 modules.

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ACCIONA buys solar + storage on a national scale

The Spanish company has purchased 3 GW of solar projects and 1 GW of solar + storage from developer Tenaska, with all of the projects concentrated in non-traditional solar markets.

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Soltec achieves 16.2% Bifacial Gain, Ohio State makes a potassium battery breakthrough: pvMB 9/18/19

Happy Wednesday, folks and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out 7 Michigan school districts moving to electric bus fleets, Extensible Energy’s virtual battery, net metering protests in The Big Easy and more.

San Francisco offers for PG&E electricity infrastructure, Urban Grid closes on $100 million: pvmb 9/9/19

Welcome back to the workweek and the pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at a collaboration between ArcVera Renewables, NRG Systems and Harness Energy, NextEra selling $1.5 bil in equity units, Sierra Club’s ad campaign calling out Duke Energy and more!

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Walmart accuses Tesla of gross negligence in fire lawsuit

The picture that Walmart is painting of Tesla/SolarCity installation and O&M practices in its lawsuit is not a pretty one.

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First Solar’s great ramp forward

First Solar has reported the largest quarterly production run and shipment volume in its history, and more than 2 GW of bookings in July alone. And with more factories underway, the thin film PV maker is just getting started.

The people vs. HB 6, Con Edison reaches 250 MW installed: pvMB 7/25/19

Two things are absolutley certain right now. It’s Thursday and you’re reading the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Independent developers dominating the NC solar auction, Sunnova announcing share prices, the very cool LightSail 2 spacecraft and more!

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Ohio vs. the future

While the rest of the nation moves towards clean energy, both houses of the Ohio legislature have passed HB6, which will gut the state’s renewable portfolio standard and bail out coal and nuclear power plants.

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