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Sunrise brief: Community solar to exceed 6 GW in 2023 

Also on the rise: Nextracker opens dedicated assembly line for tracker components, Vermont utility keeps the power on with portable long-duration energy storage, and Ambri liquid metal battery passes key safety certification.

Vermont utility keeps the power on with portable long-duration energy storage

With portable power, Green Mountain Power kept a commercial customer operational during 6-hour scheduled maintenance and plans to expand use by bringing resilience to five communities.

Active grid-scale energy storage projects across the U.S.

Energy storage supports a grid increasingly defined by renewable energy. pv magazine USA recaps three recent project updates in grid-scale storage.

Sunrise brief: CAISO transmission plan to support 17 GW of solar within a decade

Also on the rise: Industrial solar on a steep slope demonstrates advantages for brownfield solar development. Vermont neighborhood is solar, all-electric and storm resilient. And more.

Planned neighborhood is all-electric, solar-powered, and storm-resilient

Vermont Governor Phil Scott and Senator Peter Welch attended the groundbreaking for a new microgrid neighborhood in South Burlington that will have solar on every home and an EV charger in every garage.

Green Mountain Power launches solar program for low-income residents

Two programs aim to bring solar energy to those who often find it unaffordable.

Sunrise brief: Biden halts solar tariffs. What’s next?

Also on the rise: Vermont expected to delay long-term changes to solar net metering. Enphase Energy expands battery storage deployment in Puerto Rico. And more.

Vermont expected to delay long-term changes to solar net metering

The state’s Public Utilities Commission was considering lowering payments to customers for their excess solar generation on a long-term plan. It is now expected to delay the decision, citing complexities of the issue; however, it is expected to reduce payments by roughly 6% this year.

Sunrise brief: California solar policy misaligned with clean air board’s rooftop priority

Also on the rise: 1 TW of solar annually by 2030. Piloting solar for low- and moderate-income customers. Energy storage adds resiliency to Army garisson. 30 patents for lithium-ion battery alternatives. And more.

Vermont utility launches solar pilot program for low- and moderate-income customers

The program will allow customers to subscribe to an energy share of an existing GMP installation, with time-of-use rates encouraging energy use when the sun is shining.

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