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Electriq Power residential batteries beat the heat with backup power, smart time of use

A home battery paired with rooftop solar can provide backup power during rolling blackouts, shift power usage schedules to avoid peak demand charges, among other benefits.

Sunrise brief: Biden halts solar tariffs. What’s next?

Also on the rise: Vermont expected to delay long-term changes to solar net metering. Enphase Energy expands battery storage deployment in Puerto Rico. And more.

Enphase Energy expands battery storage deployment in Puerto Rico

IQ microinverters and batteries help residents of Puerto Rico avoid high electricity costs and frequent grid outages.


Sunrise brief: After a suppressed first quarter, the US solar market is buoyed by tariff suspension

Also on the rise: Briggs & Stratton launched the SimpliPHI energy storage system with lithium-ferro-phosphate chemistry. ACORE outlines reduction in solar investment and development if tariffs persist. Holistic solar modeling predicts even lower future pricing. And more.

Enervenue to supply 420 MWh of metal-hydrogen batteries to Puerto Rico

The batteries will be used to add resiliency to the island’s industrial sector, which has suffered outages and inconsistencies in the years since Hurricane Maria.

Energy storage installations set new records despite supply chain issues

Wood Mackenzie estimates that the US energy storage market broke records in Q4 2021, installing 1,613MW / 4727 MWh.


Sunrise brief: Hanwha commits to US manufacturing across the solar supply chain

Also on the rise: A new solar project will connect Illinois customers to clean energy and bill savings. US battery manufacturer acquires Northern Reliability. New York State, the largest and most active community solar market. Job moves at Encore Renewable Energy, Perch Energy, Origis Energy, and more. Nexamp adds energy storage to community solar projects in Massachusetts. Three-year solar tax battle fought and won in Puerto Rico. ComEd opens enrollment to community solar project.

Puerto Rico solar tax has been defeated

The story of how the three-year battle was fought and won, at least for now, was shared with members of Puerto Rico’s solar trade group.


Sunrise brief: The Sunshine State close to shutting the door on net-metered solar

Also on the rise: Greenbacker acquires a significant financial interest in the 150MW operating Aurora solar portfolio. Community choice solar programs save New Yorkers $7 million in seven months. LONGi pits its modules against others in snow load test. American Battery Factory announces giga-plans. UL and NREL released a report on cybersecurity certification recommendations. Vibrant Clean Energy study details approaches for Michigan to reach carbon neutrality. Wood Mac analysts help install solar in Puerto Rico.

Wood Mac analysts trade laptops for ladders, installing solar in Puerto Rico

A team of three analysts from global energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie are in Puerto Rico this week helping install solar panels on homes as part of a new initiative with charity Let’s Share the Sun Foundation.

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