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Sunrise brief: Utility opposition stymies Fair Access to Community Solar Act in Washington

Also on the rise: Array Technologies announces dual-row solar tracker upgrade. Solar EV developer Aptera crowdfunds $33 million. And more.

Utility opposition stymies Fair Access to Community Solar Act in Washington

Legislators in Washington State were hoping to boost the state’s community solar program with bills that would establish The Fair Access to Community Solar Act; however, supporters will have to wait another year.


Sunrise brief: The fossil fuel retirement boom

Also on the rise: Secondary market for solar modules presents low-cost buying opportunities. A look at long-term solar degradation. And more.

Tribes to sponsor 1 to 3 GW of renewables to help retire dams and restore salmon

Four Native American tribes, two states and the U.S. Government have agreed to work together to replace the energy now produced by hydroelectric dams. The U.S. Congress could then vote to breach the dams to restore native fish populations.

Washington legislation intends to bring fair access to solar for all

The Fair Access to Community Solar Act will advance clean and affordable energy to historically underserved and disadvantaged Washingtonians.

Oscilla Power deploys ocean wave energy converter prototype

Floating in the oceans of coastal Maine is a 1/6 scale model of the company’s 1 MW floating device that converts wave energy into electricity.

Qcells to enter into $3 billion supply agreement for U.S.-made polysilicon

Hanwha Qcells will make sizable prepayments to help restart the REC Silicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington, expected by November 1, 2023, with a goal of reaching full capacity by the end of 2024.

Bonneville Power plans transmission upgrades to connect 6 GW of solar, wind

The transmission utility serving Washington and Oregon plans six transmission projects to carry power from 6 GW of new solar and wind projects to urban load centers. Seventy GW of solar and wind projects are waiting in the utility’s interconnection queue.

Flow battery capacity and longevity boosted by an unexpected ingredient

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory demonstrated the use of sugar water to improve the performance of flow batteries for grid-scale energy storage.

Sunrise brief: Vikram Solar to manufacture modules, wafers, ingots in the U.S.

Also on the rise: Operational risk for solar asset owners. Agrivoltaics seeking mainstream recognition in Farm Bill. And more.

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