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Sunrise brief: Solar investment tax credit to be extended 10 years at 30%, per Inflation Reduction Act

Also on the rise: As Texans are asked to cut energy use amidst a heat wave, solar and batteries step up. Intersect Power places order for 2.4 GW of First Solar modules. And more.

As Texans are asked to cut energy use amidst a heat wave, solar and batteries step up

The Texas grid is having energy supply issues as heat waves cause energy demand to spike. Rooftop solar and energy storage offer relief for homeowners and the grid at large.

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Electriq Power residential batteries beat the heat with backup power, smart time of use

A home battery paired with rooftop solar can provide backup power during rolling blackouts, shift power usage schedules to avoid peak demand charges, among other benefits.

GAF Energy to open solar shingle manufacturing facility in Texas

With strong demand for its Timberline nailable solar shingle, GAF Energy is looking to expand manufacturing capacity 500%.

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Sunrise brief: Delaware launches free solar panel program for low-income households

Also on the rise: Aerial inspection of solar plants goes mainstream. Faster, lower-cost interconnection by combining ERCOT, MISO, PJM approaches. CleanCapital acquires BQ Energy. And more!

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Large standalone battery added to Texas to stabilize grid, electricity prices

Jupiter Power’s 200 MW, one-hour storage facility will support the buildout of renewables and grid reliability on the Texas ERCOT grid.

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Sunrise brief: Residential solar offers price certainty in chaotic electricity markets

Also on the rise: ZiGGY the robot that comes when your EV needs a charge. Why every state can learn from Hawai‘i’s solar journey. And more.

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Residential solar offers price certainty in chaotic electricity markets

Experts say Texas’ electric rates have nearly doubled in a year, as peak demand challenges natural gas supply. Residential solar is an alternative that offers clarity in the future of electric bills.

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Sunrise brief: FERC proposes reforms to reduce project backlog and speed solar deployment

Also on the rise: NextEra sees 3.5 TW renewable capacity installations through 2050 worth $2 trillion. Houson landfill to host large solar and energy storage project. Leeward begins construction on 200 MW Texas solar project. And more.

Leeward begins construction on 200 MW Texas solar project

The Horizon Solar project will be Leeward’s second in Texas and has a 15-year power contract in place with Verizon.

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