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Pumped hydro in Washington state, the issue with solar cars: pvMB 8/27/19

Happy Tuesday everybody and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got certifications for first solar-powered pool heaters, Carnival cruises introducing battery power and more for you!

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Inslee drops presidential bid, a shakeup at SolarEdge: pvMB 8/22/19

Welcome one and all of you wonderful readers to this edition of the pvMB. Today we’re rocking with Vistra’s closing of four coal plants, Sunspec continuing to deliver industry best practices, an update on a previous MB entry and more!

REC Silicon can’t say when polysilicon lines will start up again

The Norwegian polysilicon supplier – which has most of its manufacturing operations on U.S. soil – cannot give any estimate on when its production of polysilicon for solar will return, and has been left entirely dependent on the semiconductor products made by its Montana facility.

India wins WTO solar dispute against the United States

A World Trade Organization panel has found that state-level policies to incentivize the use of domestic solar products put imported goods from India and other countries at a disadvantage.

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Green jobs, solar and industrial policy at the first Democratic debate

Despite the dismissive treatment of the issue by moderators, Democratic candidates for president had a lot to say about the specifics of decarbonization policies at the first debate.

Fate of Washington polysilicon plant hinges on Trump, Jinping meeting

REC Silicon has delayed full shutdown of its Moses Lake polysilicon operation until mid July as President Trump and his Chinese counterpart are scheduled to hold talks in Osaka in two weeks’ time.

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REC Silicon scraps stock placement as WA plant teeters on edge of shutdown

Stock in the polysilicon manufacturer appeared to be recovering in early trading on the Oslo exchange this morning after it cancelled plans for a private placement of as many as 50 million shares.

Where does the 100% clean energy movement go from here?

With Washington Governor Jay Inslee signing his state’s 100% clean energy target into law yesterday, most of the easy victories have now been achieved, and the path forward is more complicated.

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One more state, two more utilities pledge 100% clean power

Yesterday Washington has became the fourth state to mandate 100% carbon-free electricity, with promises to meet mandates early by Avista and PNM in New Mexico.

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Washington 100% renewable bill passes both Houses

Washington is looking to become the fourth state to make the move to 100% renewable electricity, with only a Senate review and the hand of Governor Inslee left in the way of SB 5116.

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