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Sunrise brief: National Solar Jobs Census finds that solar jobs increased 9% nationwide in 2021

Also on the rise: New home battery can provide backup power as well as smart time of use charging/discharging. Connecticut to allow distributed resources to compete with distribution grid upgrades. And more.

GM and LG receive $2.5 billion DOE loan to build three battery manufacturing plants

Battery manufacturing facilities will be built in Tennessee, Ohio and Michigan to produce EV batteries under the Ultium Cell name.


Sunrise brief: Americans beginning to correlate extreme weather with a climate crises, but purse strings are still tight

Also on the rise: Solar panels power the James Webb telescope. Tennessee Valley Authority seeks 5 GW of carbon-free energy. And more.

RFP alert: Tennessee Valley Authority seeks 5 GW of carbon-free energy

In its quest to be net-zero by 2050, TVA plans to bring an additional 10 GW of solar energy online by 2035.


Sunrise brief: Polysilicon prices rise over 200% in 2022 amid supply shortages

Also on the rise: Entergy seeks to grow renewables up to 2500% over next decade. A zinc-based alternative to lithium-ion batteries. And more.

New TVA solar projects will power DENSO’s Tennessee operations

The company has signed on for 10.5 MW of capacity through TVA’s Flexibility Program, as well as additional capacity under TVA’s Green Invest program.


Sunrise brief: New record for solar cell efficiency – 39.5% – built upon quantum wells

Also on the rise: Enphase Energy microinverter receives first UL interconnection certification. Arkansas judge upholds full rate net metering. Renewable energy advocate, Glick, nominated for another FERC term. And more.

TVA completes 150 MW solar project for Meta

The 150 MW Elora Solar project was developed by NextEra Energy Resources and will power operations at Meta’s datacenter hub in northwest Huntsville, Tennessee.


Sunrise brief: Sunrun signs on to recycle solar panels with Solarcycle

Also on the rise: Utility TVA targets 10 GW of solar by 2035, currently owns 1 MW in operation. Maxeon unveils whole home energy management system SunPower One. Washington DC outpacing its own solar goals, for now. AES to supply Microsoft with 110 MW of solar, 220 MWh of storage. Self-healing perovskite solar PV cells can withstand fierce cosmic radiation. Porsche AG leads $400 million series C funding of US high-performance battery cell fabrication.

Utility TVA targets 10 GW of solar by 2035

The Tennessee-based utility shared it has reduced emissions by 57% from 2005 levels in its FY 2021 sustainability report.

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