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Sunrise brief: Democrats optimistic Manchin will cooperate on climate bill

Also on the rise: US government drops land lease rates for renewables by as much as 50%. Three in one: wind, solar, and storage facility completed in Oregon. And more.

Wind, solar, and storage facility completed in Oregon

The Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility is one of the first in the country to co-locate a wind farm, a solar facility, and a battery storage system.

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Solar panels keeping sheep fed during drought

Two Australian farmers reported that their solar panels increased grazing quality during drought periods over a four year period, aligning with research suggesting solar panel microclimates might increase water retention, and grass production.

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Sunrise brief: SolarEdge $590 million capital raise “expands the war chest,” said ROTH

Also on the rise: Invasion of Ukraine an inadvertent boost for green hydrogen. 175MW Pike Solar and Storage Project cleared for construction in Colorado. Joint development agreement for light-optimizing, energy-producing modules designed to top agrivoltaic greenhouses. Barrio Solar wants to help Brooklyn homeowners go solar. While interconnection seen as a bottleneck to solar, three grid regions processed 25GW of solar interconnection requests last year. The 400MW Obsidian Solar Center in Oregon gets final approval. Research on semi-transparent organic photovoltaic filters for agrivoltaic greenhouses.

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Oregon’s largest solar project gets final approval

The 400MW Obsidian Solar Center represents a 25% increase in the state’s total installed solar capacity, finally gaining approval after years of addressing land use complaints.

Centipede battery energy storage launched by Powin

The battery features a modular design with pre-integrated segments that contain batteries, thermal management, and safety systems.

SolRiver Capital acquires 53 MW solar portfolio

The firm paid more than $90 million to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners for eight solar projects in North Carolina.

Distributed energy wins a spot in PGE’s resource plan

The Oregon utility said that as much as 25% of peak demand power in 2030 could come from customer-owned solar panels, batteries, and electric vehicles.

SolRiver Capital acquires solar projects in Oregon

The utility-scale and community solar projects, developed by Sulus Solar, are expected to have a combined 38 MW of capacity.

Oregon regulators ease community solar guidelines

Community solar development is set to accelerate as the program full capacity allotment is now available. Low-income customers have had their discount doubled.

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