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Utility-scale solar: A cost-effective, reliable cornerstone for America’s economic growth

In this op-ed SEIA’s Abigail Hopper and Martin Hermann of 8minutenergy argue that the rapid growth of solar and storage will completely reshape America’s energy economy for the better, with cheaper, cleaner power, and that the shift is already taking place across this country.

NEXTracker to supply trackers for 634 MW of First Solar projects

The tracker maker will also supply a new type of racking for the roll out of First Solar’s large-format Series 6 modules.

Denton, Texas approves 100 MW solar power contract

NextEra will build a 100 MW solar plant in West Texas to meet demand in the city, which has pledged to go 100% renewable by 2020.

Some sunbelt states are sunny side down on rooftop solar

A new report sheds light on primarily states, primarily in the sunbelt, that dampen (or drown) rooftop solar through bad policies, or none at all.

Sunnova raises $100 million in equity

The Texas-based residential solar company has partnered with a group that focuses on long duration investments. Sunnova has raised more than $2.5 billion since 2012.

Flow battery maker ViZn Energy goes under

ViZn has laid off all of its employees and ceased operations, as the latest in a series of closures and bankruptcies for makers of alternative battery technologies.

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Solar to help Texas meet this summer’s peak demand

The state is expecting nearly 400 MW of additional utility-scale solar by this summer, as the most significant source of new generation to help it meet summer peak capacity needs.

FERC opens markets to energy storage, begins distributed energy proceeding

As the completion of the multi-year rule-making the federal agency will require grid operators to value the contributions of energy storage, and begins a process to look at how aggregated distributed energy resources can compete in wholesale markets.

Texas, California among regions pushing the boundaries of renewables integration

Latest report by IEEFA showcases nine case studies among the world’s leading states by wind and solar market share, which can help up as an example for other countries on their energy transition pathways.

Mission Solar to double solar module manufacturing

The expansion to 400 MW will make Mission the fourth-largest PV module maker in the nation.

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