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Nevada goes buckwild with renewable legislation, 340 MW solar powered data center: pvMB 6/13/19

Welcome one and all to the Thursday edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at NEXTracker’s new president, REC joining SEIA’s board of directors, more staffing changes at Cypress Creek, and more. Let’s jump right in!

Florida starts to shine in solar rankings

The latest report by SEPA shows the Sunshine State finally living up to its name, with Florida Power & Light, Tampa Electric and Disney’s utility all shooting up in 2018 rankings.

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From the editor: Mandates or open markets?

There is a stark partisan division over clean/renewable energy mandates in the United States. Are they necessary to achieve rapid decarbonization?

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Anheuser-Busch buys big solar, signs 7th largest corporate renewable deal

The brewer of such fine beverages as Busch Light (no free ads), has signed a power contract with Recurrent Energy for the electricity generated by the 222 MWac Maplewood solar project. The deal will position the brewer to reach its sustainability goals four years sooner than anticipated.

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Facebook drives two big solar projects in Texas and Utah

Construction is starting on a 300 MWac solar project in Texas, as a power contract is signed for a 122 MWac solar project in Utah. The social media giant is involved in both, and both use First Solar PV modules.

Alabama’s largest solar project has an offtaker, Pedernales Co-op’s first battery project: pvMB 5/29/19

Hello from sunny Atlanta and, more importantly, Solar Power Southeast 2019. Today we’ll be hitting you, figuratively, with Eagle Point Solar’s lawsuit in Wisconsin, Executive changes at PJM Interconnection, Tennessee’s largest landfill project and everything else you can handle.

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Energy freedom and solar’s strategy for the South

The solar industry has just won a major victory with the passage of the Energy Freedom Act in South Carolina. But is this victory replicable in other Southern states?

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Energy Freedom bill moves forward, Spruce raises $208 million, stable solar pricing: pvMB 05/03/19

Happy Friday and welcome to the pvMB. Today we also bring you the Texas Senate passing a bill to prevent municipalities from interfering with citizens going solar, solar for schools in Minnesota, and more!

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Texas collective is getting wind+solar+whatever you have for 3¢/kWh – or less

As part of the Texas’ State Energy Conservation Office procurement process, a group of public companies have received bids for wind and solar power for less than 3¢/kWh for 150 MW+ of load in 12-year power contracts.

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Ball Corp. goes 100% renewable in the blink of an eye

Ball Corporation signed power contracts for 161 MW of wind and 227 MW of solar, which will effectively offset the company’s entire North American electricity demand by 2021.

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