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Sunrise brief: Federal agents raid JinkoSolar factory in Florida

Also on the rise: U.S. solar installers list Qcells, Enphase as top brands. Silicon Ranch plans to appeal $135 million ruling in solar property damage case. And more.

Apex adds 195 MW of solar and 400 MWh of energy storage in Texas

A 195 MW and 200 MWh solar-plus-storage project and the standalone Great Kiskadee storage project (200 MWh) will provide energy arbitrage and ancillary grid services to the ERCOT market, critical for maintaining grid reliability.

Texas Senate approves tight permit restrictions on solar and wind

Under a new bill, existing projects could be retroactively removed if new permit requirements are not made. New solar and wind farms would need to win the approval of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, while undergoing yearly fees, tight siting requirements and more.


Sunrise brief: NEM 3.0 sparks the growing potential of virtual power plants 

Also on the rise: Fold-out NASA satellite solar array undergoes successful test deployment. Solar-plus-storage microgrids to be deployed in four Bay Area cities. And more.

OCI Solar enhances solar training program in San Antonio

The solar company teamed up with St. Philip’s College, Project Quest, and the San Antonio Area Foundation to establish SolarJobs SA, an education and workforce initiative designed to help prepare students for careers in the renewable energy industry.

CATL battery distributor looking at three states for 4.2 GWh battery facility

CSI is scouting out a gigafactory location in Arizona, Nevada and Texas, which could bring 300 jobs to the local market.

Green hydrogen production can be profitable in much of the U.S.

Green hydrogen projects can be profitable in “wide swaths” of the U.S., supported by new federal tax credits for clean hydrogen, according to a financial modeling analysis by the policy consultancy Energy Innovation.


Solarcycle solar recycling specialist raises $30 million in new funding

The funds, consisting of both company equity and infrastructure financing, will be used to scale Solarcycle’s solar panel recycling capacity and expand materials remanufacturing capabilities. Solarcycle also announced $1.5 million in new funding from the DOE.

RE+ Texas: Optimism for renewables in oil country

Despite facing an uphill battle in the Texas legislature, industry experts at RE+ Texas see great opportunities in building a reliable, resilient grid.


Over 500 MWh standalone battery storage facility enters operation in Texas

The battery is the largest merchant energy storage facility in the world. Wärtsilä Energy and Eolian LP partnered for the 200 MW grid-scale battery system.

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