A group of 85 Representatives signed a letter expressing “grave concern” about the devastating economic and environmental impacts of the investigation.
Also on the rise: Utility TVA targets 10 GW of solar by 2035, currently owns 1 MW in operation. Maxeon unveils whole home energy management system SunPower One. Washington DC outpacing its own solar goals, for now. AES to supply Microsoft with 110 MW of solar, 220 MWh of storage. Self-healing perovskite solar PV cells can withstand fierce cosmic radiation. Porsche AG leads $400 million series C funding of US high-performance battery cell fabrication.
The District’s 2021 RPS Compliance Report shows a significant expansion of RPS-certified solar facilities, with capacity additions outpacing program mandates.
The bipartisan group is led by Jacky Rosen (D-NV), who was influential in last year’s dismissal of a similar antidumping investigation request. Secretary Raimondo offers the DOC’s perspective.
Also on the rise: EDPR and Meta sign PPA for 156MW of solar from Cattlemen Solar Park in central Texas. Castillo Engineering selected to provide electrical design for New York community solar portfolio. NYSERDA launches energy advisory website for low-to moderate income households. Bluetti launches 350W foldable solar module. Green hydrogen electrolyzer provider closes $45 million Series B. Gallaudet University to install 2.5MW microgrid.
Gallaudet University, Scale Microgrid Solutions, and Urban Ingenuity collaborate on solar-plus-storage microgrid to power the university and surrounding homes through community solar plan.
Washington DC Attorney General Racine has filed a complaint against utility PEPCO for general incompetence in managing the community solar program, with a focus on additional hardware requirements and a failure to properly measure and compensate solar electricity generation.
Through a unique power purchase and community impact agreement with Microsoft, Sol Systems announced a total investment of over $1 million in 2022 in five initial partner organizations focused on workforce development, energy access, or community resiliency. The company said it plans to invest at least $50 million in underserved communities in the US.
Brandon Conard, managing partner at SolRiver Capital, offered pv magazine some thoughts on the halting of Build Back Better, and what may be ahead for the solar industry.
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would ban all imports from the Chinese region, unless the U.S. government determines the products were not made with forced labor. The region supplies 50% of the world’s polysilicon, an essential material in solar PV.
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