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Puerto Rico could approach 40% renewables by 2025

Rapidly deploying 5.2 GW of planned solar and storage in Puerto Rico to reach 36% renewables, a possibility raised in a report by six national laboratories, would require an improvement in the Puerto Rico utility’s practices, which involve delays at several steps of the procurement process.

Center for Biological Diversity sues FEMA to disclose funding for renewables versus fossils

With billions of dollars of federal disaster relief funding having been allocated to restore energy infrastructure, the Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit to obtain federal records on how that money has been spent.


Sunrise brief: Don’t let the solar lights go out in California

Also on the rise: American Battery Factory chooses Tucson as the place for giga-plant. Biden admin wants to shore up resiliency with solar-plus-storage in Puerto Rico. And more.

Biden admin seeks $3 billion for rooftop solar and storage in Puerto Rico

The unincorporated territory continually suffers from grid blackouts following the landfall of hurricanes.

Off-grid solar plus storage EV ARC systems to be deployed by Puerto Rico government agencies

Puerto Rico’s power grid requires more than $130 billion in repairs after recent hurricanes. Solar and storage companies have provided distributed energy solutions in the aftermath of increasing storms.

Sunrise brief: Solar-plus-storage kept the lights on in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona 

Also on the rise: Landfill solar project to cover 63% of South Portland’s municipal electricity needs. 50 states of solar incentives: Florida. And more.

Solar-plus-storage kept the lights on in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

Sunnova SunSafe  solar + storage systems generated a total of nearly 2 GWh of energy total with 3.4 million hours of aggregate back-up power, or an average of 128 hours of power generated per household.

Sunrise brief: Aptera’s solar car to use Maxeon solar cells

Also on the rise: Solar panels spotted at RE+. U.S. Steel Corporation site to be powered by 312 MW Arkansas solar project. And more.

RFP alert: Puerto Rico launches tender for 1 GW of renewables, 500 MW of storage

Puerto Rico’s latest procurement exercise is the second round of a tender scheme designed to allocate 3.75 GW of renewables capacity and 1.5 GW of storage.

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Also on the rise: How long do residential energy storage batteries last? Solar to the rescue as part of Hurricane Fiona relief .

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