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Sunrise brief: If approved, Ohio solar plant could be largest in nation

Also on the rise: Bipartisan group files to repeal solar tariff moratorium. Town recoups $2.3 million in back taxes with solar on a landfill. And more.

Over $500 million in tax revenue expected from 800 MW Ohio solar project

The Oak Run solar project developed by Savion would create over 3,000 construction jobs and generate up to $504 million in tax revenue over its lifespan, 60% of which would fund local school districts.

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Flexible cadmium telluride solar cell with 12.6% efficiency via lift-off method

A U.S. research team has developed a cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar cell through a lift-off method that reportedly ensures higher crystallinity of the cadmium sulfide film. The device has a power conversion efficiency of 12.60%, an open-circuit voltage of 0.829 V, a short-circuit current density of 23.64 mA/cm2, and a fill factor of 64.30%.

Sunrise brief: New York grid operator advances 3 GW of solar, storage projects

Also on the rise: Accelerating community solar in underrepresented communities. Soiling – a multibillion-dollar issue for the solar industry. And more.

Ohio watershed authority evaluating bids for modules and hardware for 13 solar facilities

IMC Solar, a local engineering contractor, will install the watershed preservation district’s solar systems at six or more office locations.

Sunrise brief: Silicon cost per watt down 96% over last two decades 

Also on the rise: Waste-to-hydrogen facility to fuel transportation in California. BP to construct 134 MW project in Ohio for Meta. And more.

BP to construct 134 MW Ohio project for Meta

Arche Solar is the first of BP’s fully-owned solar projects to begin construction, while previous projects were developed by 50:50 joint venture Lightsource BP.

North American EV battery production forecast to reach 1 TWh annually by 2030

Rust Belt states of the Midwest have estimated production capacity of 30 GW to over 100 GW per year of EV batteries, with California and Ontario adding capacity as well.

Utility-scale solar developers went bigger and bolder in 2022

In 2022, as supply chain challenges persisted, utility solar projects in development grew in size and energy storage is connected to half of them.

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RFP alert: AEP unit seeks solar and wind projects in PJM and ERCOT territories

In PJM, AEP is seeking solar and wind PPA proposals from 10 to 15 years, while in Texas it’s seeking solar REP agreements of 12 years or less.

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