Morning Brief: SunPower and Maxeon are now independent companies, a battery can sell three types of products

Also in the brief: More financing news on Longroad’s 331-MW Prospero 2 solar project in Andrews County, Texas, Duke Energy storage projects abound, and solar on military housing.

Morning Brief: Longroad’s $320 million Texas PV project, Montana utility cannot discriminate against solar

Also in the brief: The U.S. Energy Storage Association aims to have 100 GW of new energy storage deployed in the U.S. by the end of this decade, also — thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic.

The Texas battery boom is helping drive the ‘summer of storage’ in the US

With two projects clocking in at 100 MW each, the Texas storage market is demonstrating that California isn’t the only state that can do big batteries.

Morning Brief: Texas solar hits a turning point, new round of coal plant retirements

Also in the brief: Recurrent Energy has begun construction on the 144 MW Pflugerville solar project, Ion Energy chosen by EsVolta to improve the operational efficiency of its utility scale battery energy storage

Zep founder Jack West returns with ‘the future of solar foundations’

In their first interview with the press, Ojjo CEO Helena Kimball and CTO Jack West talk about the “scaling moment” for utility-scale solar and the drive to innovate.

The best little utility-scale solar roundup in Texas

This week’s big solar roundup has a distinct Texas flavor. The number of large solar projects is increasing in the U.S. — and pv magazine is keeping track.


Texas approves 12 GW of solar projects in seven months, yet 9 GW of battery projects languish

The Texas grid operator has more than tripled its pace of completing utility-scale solar interconnection studies since 2019. Yet the battery backlog continues to grow.


Morning Brief: 400 MW coming to Texas, SunSpec launches online class with UC San Diego

Also in the brief: Evergy launches a ‘Sustainability Transformation Plan,’ SOMAH celebrates its first birthday and more.

Morning Brief: Israel has released a plan to spend $23 billion on solar by 2030, one of the largest battery projects in the world gets approval

Also in the brief: As much as $600 billion could be invested in new solar generation between 2021 and 2025 worldwide, Duke Energy is set to construct the company’s first-ever solar facility on a retired landfill site and more.

Morning Brief: AES invests in solar startup 5B, Switch selects Tesla batteries for datacenters

Also in the brief: Hecate Energy, the largest privately-held independent solar power developer in the U.S., sold its 514 MWac solar project, plus the chart of the day.

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