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Startup Sunday: EightTwenty shines light on Oklahoma solar

Also starting up: Watts Battery joins accelerator program, and an autonomous solar plane with a wingspan larger than a 747 takes flight.

Solar gains a toehold at an iconic Oil Patch crossroads

Cushing is home to one of the world’s largest oil-storage tank farms, and is the price point for West Texas Intermediate crude, a global benchmark. A Tulsa company now plans to build 40 MW of solar capacity there.

US legal community offers cities aid on solar, renewable transition  

Lawyers for Good Government: “To meet their renewable energy goals, municipalities need to know state energy, municipal and land use laws as well as existing local policies.”

Morning Brief: Kauai is 55% renewable, Dominion’s Virginia battery pilot approved

Also in the brief: Engie and JLL develop an energy program for State Fund, Oklahoma Gas and Electric is set to develop solar projects for the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes, PG&E pays Topaz in January.

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Ten sunniest US states added 1.8 GW of small-scale solar in 2019, as solar advocates press for more

Solar contractors added another 1.8 gigawatts of small-scale solar in the ten sunniest states last year. In Hawaii and California, solar groups described their ambitious policy goals to keep the momentum going.

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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Honda signs major Texas solar purchase deal, ENGIE North America acquires Massachusetts solar + storage portfolio: pvMB 9/24/19

Hello everyone and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got ahead of us Complete Solar raising $9 million in funding, Standard Solar acquiring some School District projects, 174 Power Global Acquiring OnForce Solar and more!

The bones of Skeleton Creek are coming together

NextEra has announced a power purchase agreement with Western Farmers Electric Cooperative for a combined 250 MW wind farm, 250 MWac solar farm, and 200 MW / 800 MWh of energy storage in Oklahoma.

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Ball Corp. goes 100% renewable in the blink of an eye

Ball Corporation signed power contracts for 161 MW of wind and 227 MW of solar, which will effectively offset the company’s entire North American electricity demand by 2021.

Ten sunniest states added 1.8 GW of small-scale solar

Contractors in California, Arizona and Texas built almost 90% of this capacity. Policy groups in the 10 states aim for fair rates for solar customers, plus community solar. “Snapshot stories” included.

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