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Sunrise brief: Renewables may replace hydro dams to restore endangered salmon

Also on the rise: Construction complete on largest solar farm in Nebraska. Renewable Energy Test Center releases 2022 Module Index Report. Job moves. And more.

Renewables may replace hydro dams to restore endangered salmon

In a race between governmental processes and the process of extinction, top elected officials in Washington State consider replacing hydro dams with solar and wind in an attempt to save the salmon.

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Porsche AG leads $400 million series C funding of US high-performance battery cell fabrication

Cellforce Group, a Porsche subsidiary, is named as a Group14 customer of materials to supply its production of high-performance lithium-silicon battery cells for Porsche EV models.

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Sunrise brief: Congress calls for end to solar panel tariffs in DOE budget meeting

Also on the rise: Get your Virginia interconnection now, solar regulation increasing in 2025. Former Tesla engineer to establish battery materials manufacturing in Moses Lake, Washington. Energy justice must play a larger role in clean energy transition. SEIA launches non-profit institute to accelerate growth of solar and storage. Solar tariffs led directly to delay of coal plant retirements. The Lithion HomeGrid Stack’d Series LFP battery has an adjustable form factor that is now UL certified. PPA approved for 100 MW Canadian Solar project in Louisiana.

Former Tesla engineer to establish battery materials manufacturing in Moses Lake, Washington

Sila plans to deliver silicon-based anode to power up to 500,000 electric vehicles—and more–per year.

Sunrise brief: Solar generation up 36% in the first two months of 2022

Also on the rise: Solar farm in Baltimore City to power university medical system as well as low-income area residents.NJR Clean Energy Ventures breaks ground, or rather water, on 9 MW floating solar project. Top ten hybrid solar and storage plant observations. 22 Senators call on Biden to end anti-circumvention investigation.

Sunrise brief: Accelerate the energy transition now–it’s an investment in national security.

Also on the rise: IREC aims to help 35 states speed interconnection of distributed storage. The second day at SEIA dove into the risks and rewards of solar leasing, as well as a slew of tax considerations. Washington reestablishes its solar incentive program. PECO utility to support commercial EV charging with rebate program. UC Berkeley digs 400 foot hole on campus in geothermal study. SEIA calls on solar workers to highlight impact of Auxin Solar Petition.

Washington reestablishes its solar incentive program

The passage of House Bill 1814 opens the door for $100 million in funding to be used to provide grants for community solar projects around the state, all of which is aimed at expanding the opportunities for low-income residents to access renewable energy

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REC Silicon reports loss in Q4, but remains optimistic

REC Silicon ASA got a boost by Hanwha Solutions’ investment and is now looking to restart Moses Lake facility, along with eyeing opportunities in battery materials.

Greenbacker expands into Washington with solar portfolio purchase

The three 6.7MW projects are Greenbacker’s first assets in Washington, and all of the projects have long-term power supply agreements in place and completion projections for later this year.