While national solar and storage projections fall, the opposite has been true for Bret Biggart and Freedom Solar, with more and more customers looking for residential storage to weather uncertain times.
Also in the brief: The business of putting solar panels on homes is being severely damaged, CIP to purchase stake in 440 MW solar PV project in Texas
Retail choice is associated with lower retail prices for electricity, but only in Texas does it help drive more renewable power, says a Wind Solar Alliance report.
“You’d never get payback for a battery unless your considerations are the zombie apocalypse or secession.”
Also in the morning brief: Arizona mandatory solar panel recycling bill, Sumitomo invests $46 million in long-term energy storage from Highview Power, and more.
Also in the brief: NYSEIA forms the Long Island Solar & Storage Alliance, Sol-Ark named a finalist for “American-Made Solar Prize,’ Gas South and Cobb EMC break ground on solar + storage project and more.
Also in the brief: Fayetteville municipal buildings are two-thirds powered by solar, climate change is a defining issue for Nevada Democrats, Smithville, Texas approves 1 MW project, and more.
Solar contractors added another 1.8 gigawatts of small-scale solar in the ten sunniest states last year. In Hawaii and California, solar groups described their ambitious policy goals to keep the momentum going.
Today in the brief: Capital Dynamics signs a 100 MW PPA with The Indiana Municipal Power Agency, regulators approve 149 MW in Wisconsin, Safari Energy completes its 100th project with Extra Space Storage and more.
RWE’s “West of Pecos” 100MWac Texas solar facility has turned on, Sunpin Solar is breaking ground on a 70MWac/98MWdc solar plant in southern California, and Solar Frontier Americas closed on finance for its under-construction 210MWdc Mustang Two plant.
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