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Oklahoma utility petitions state to purchase power from 1 GW solar and wind portfolio

The AEP subsidiary awaits approval to add the $2.47 billion project portfolio.

Panasonic plans second $4 billion U.S. EV battery plant

Adding to its $4 billion Kansas electric vehicle battery factory plans, the company now eyes Oklahoma for a second location.

Could ‘hot carrier’ solar cells break the theoretical efficiency limit?

Up to 50% of the energy absorbed by a solar cell is lost as heat. Scientists are now developing a third generation of “hot carrier” solar cells that take advantage of this heat, potentially breaking the Shockley-Queisser limit of silicon-based PV.


RFP alert: PS Oklahoma seeks up to 1,350 MW of solar

Battery energy storage capacity may be included, and the solar projects must be sited in Oklahoma.

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.


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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