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Citizens groups criticize TVA’s decision to build a 1.5 GW gas plant

TVA decided not to choose solar and storage despite 15 GW of such projects in its interconnection queue. TVA’s board of directors could overturn the gas plant decision, said an environmental law group spokesperson.

DOE awards $5 million for clean energy workforce development through minority-supporting institutions

The funding will go to Tennessee State and University of Texas, El Paso, to help train students in the skills needed to succeed in solar and other clean energy careers.

Shoals to invest $80 million in Tennessee manufacturing expansion

The electrical balance of systems provider serving the solar industry will move its manufacturing and distribution center to a new, larger facility.

Groups call on TVA’s board to pursue 100% clean energy

The federally owned utility TVA has not held a public hearing on its resource planning process, so advocacy groups held their own hearing, presenting a plan for TVA to reach 100% clean energy by 2035. Two groups called for TVA’s board to ensure the utility reaches that target.

Shoals posts 48% year-over-year growth in record quarter

The electrical balance of systems company’s gross margins shrank, leading to a net loss of $9.8 million. It has an ongoing legal case in which it is seeking damages from a wire insulation provider.

Aqua Metals, 6K plan first circular supply chain for lithium batteries in the U.S.

The two companies have signed a multi-part memorandum of understanding, and are planning a co-located facility at a site in Jackson, Tennessee.

Sunrise brief: Educating customers essential to scaling residential solar

Also on the rise: El Niño threatens U.S. winter solar generation. Sunlight Financial struggles for survival. And more.

Agrivoltaics may be one answer to solar buildout in Tennessee

Researchers at the University of Tennessee found that operational and contracted utility-scale solar installations in the state will require up to nearly 15,000 acres of land. To meet Tennessee Valley Authority’s goal of adding 10 GW by 2035, another 100,000 acres of land will be needed.

TerrePower opens solar remanufacturing facility to refurbish and reuse solar and batteries

A division of automotive aftermarket leader BBB Industries, TerrePower sets up shop in Tennessee where it can recycle over 125,000 solar modules a year.

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.

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