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Sunrise brief: Domestic content guidance loses sight of goal to invest in American energy independence

Also on the rise: Hot topics at RE+ Southeast renewable energy conference. Electrification could cost California up to $50 billion if loads are not managed. And more.

Nextracker manufacturing low-carbon steel components in Memphis

In collaboration with MSS Steel Tubes USA, the operation will provide low-carbon steel components to support the company’s recent 3 GW multi-year agreement with Silicon Ranch for its projects in the Tennessee Valley and greater Southeast.

Sunrise brief: Maryland now the 10th state with an energy storage procurement goal

Also on the rise: Robots may help with the solar workforce challenge. Flipping the switch on the Vanderbilt I Solar Farm. And more.

Flipping the switch on the Vanderbilt I Solar Farm

Developed and owned by Silicon Ranch, the solar facility is a significant step by Vanderbilt University toward its goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and become carbon neutral by 2050.

Sunrise brief: Robot dogs monitor for faults at solar plants

Also on the rise: Solar project updates in California, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee. Transferability, or selling tax credits, top of mind at SEIA Finance. And more.

Solar project updates in California, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee

pv magazine USA provides solar project updates along the U.S. energy transition. Projects range from 3 MW to 240 MW and include high profile offtakers like Meta (Facebook).

Duke Energy reports Q4 loss, pending job cuts

Duke’s five-year capital plan of $65 billion is focused on energy transition investments, which it says is a considerable increase over previous budgets, while its current budget removes almost $3 billion of capital it would have invested into the utility solar and distributed generation business.

Sunrise brief: IRA to drive $114 billion in U.S. renewable energy investments by 2031

Also on the rise: Is NEM 3.0 based on flawed modeling? Virginia governor kills Ford-CATL battery plant, calling it a “front for the Chinese Communist Party”. And more.

Southern Environmental Law Center calls for new TVA board to pause TVA’s gas plans

With six new TVA board members appointed by President Biden, the board should pause TVA’s plans to add gas generation, the group says, and direct the utility to evaluate cleaner and lower-cost alternatives.


Sunrise brief: Researchers develop solar-powered waste-to-fuel system

Also on the rise: Community solar on New Jersey self-storage facility benefits low-income residents. Solar4America begins module production at California factory with wafer plans announced. And more.