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Oberlin sheep grazing team to reduce solar mowing costs by more than 44%

Some 70 Katahdin breed sheep were dropped off on campus this week at Oberlin’s 10-acre fenced-in North Field. There they will graze through mid-June, stomping grass and weeding the solar field in a move aimed at reducing operations and maintenance costs.

First Solar files suit against Toledo Solar for false and deceptive practices

In an installation at the Governor’s mansion in Ohio, a First Solar employee noticed that solar panels in Toledo Solar boxes contained First Solar imprint.


Gotion passes 1 GWh milestone for energy storage products deployed to the U.S. market

The company has also completed UL certification for grid scale liquid cooled ESS offerings in the United States, including its 300Ah cell, module, rack, and system.

First Solar Q1 2023 revenue down, with investments in U.S. facilities taking precedent

Company expects to recognize about 25% of its full year guidance in the first half of 2023 and 75% in the second half, based on the advanced manufacturing production tax credit (45X) of the IRA taking effect.

Google partners for 500 MW environmental justice-focused distributed solar portfolio

The largest corporate backing of distributed solar in the United States, in partnership with EDP Renewables, will be funded in part through Google’s purchase of renewable energy credits called the ImpactREC.

Lightsource bp expands First Solar module supply plan to 8.3 GW

The developer ordered 4 GW of U.S.-made thin-film solar panels, adding to the 4.3 GW ordered in 2021.

Ohio Honda dealership goes solar with 120kW rooftop system

The rooftop solar system paves the way for the Ohio dealership to go 75% sustainable energy in the coming years with on-site power generation.

Duke Energy reports Q4 loss, pending job cuts

Duke’s five-year capital plan of $65 billion is focused on energy transition investments, which it says is a considerable increase over previous budgets, while its current budget removes almost $3 billion of capital it would have invested into the utility solar and distributed generation business.

Sunrise brief: State of the Union celebrates investment in clean energy

Also on the rise: Linton Crystal to move PV equipment manufacturing back to the U.S. EV battery has 50% more energy density than traditional lithium-ion, 10-minute charge. And more.

50 states of solar incentives: Ohio

Solar currently provides less than 1% of Ohio’s electrical needs. That is expected to change, however, as nearly 8.8 GW of mostly utility-scale solar is expected to be installed over the next five years, making Ohio one of the top five solar states in the country.


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