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Happy hump day and welcome to the pv magazine USA morning brief. Today we also bring you a Virginia church installing solar on orders from the Pope and the latest skullduggery from one of our favorite utilities.

First Solar is sitting pretty

The thin film PV maker reported solid year-end 2018 results, with future bookings extending out four years and the fourth of five Series 6 factories already online.

Solar power asks what the definition of “need” is

Ohio regulators are reviewing AEP’s proposal to pass on the costs for building 900 MW of renewable energy to utility customers, on the basis of whether these new electricity generation resources are “needed” for Ohio.

Solar development at universities: beyond the grid

In this guest post for pv magazine USA, Jason Slattery and Jessica Tyler of GEM Energy look at the issues and opportunities involved in installing solar on university campuses.

2018 solar power year in review (part 2)

In part 2 we look at more of some of the action in 2018, from the dramatic growth of the 100% renewable energy movement to California’s mandate for rooftop solar on new homes.

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2018 solar power year in review (part 1)

Between tariffs on everything under the sun, Elon Musk’s $40 million tweet and the boom in energy storage, it’s been one Hell of a year.

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Solar + wind + storage makes for a DC-powered microgrid

Ensync has begun work on a microgrid tying together 48 kW of vertical wind turbines, 495 kW of rooftop solar, and 730 kWh of energy storage.

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First Solar sees a doubling coming in 2019

The PV maker projects 5.4 to 5.6 GW of solar module shipments next year, more than double its current projected 2018 volumes of 2.6 to 2.7 GW.

The 100% renewable energy movement is unstoppable

Cincinnati has become the 100th U.S. city to set a goal to move to 100% renewable energy. This sets the stage for the debate to shift to what resources we will use to decarbonize, and how quickly we will move.

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Pro-clean energy candidates for governor identified by AEE win 7 “open” elections

The new governors favor policies such as a higher renewables mandate, community solar, increased use of storage, and expanding the Western grid, reports the nonprofit Advanced Energy Economy.

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