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Sunrise brief: Goldman Sachs invests $250 million in Hydrostor

Also on the rise: Nearly half of all new capacity added to the grid will come from solar. Washington community solar bill garners support. Optimizer manufacturer Alencon expands manufacturing and R&D facilities outside of Philadelphia. GoodWe rebranding reflects the ‘smarts’ in its inverters and storage technology. Three California community choice jointly issued an RFP.

Washington renewable energy advocates support community solar incentive bill

House Bill 1814 places a focus on expanding the opportunities for low-income residents to realize the benefits of renewable energy through the installation of community solar projects throughout the state.

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Sunrise brief: PV and energy storage expected to be 62% of U.S. capacity additions 2022-23

Also on the rise: Enphase starts shipping IQ8 inverter. Michigan gets two new solar projects bringing 50 MW to the state. Meyer Burger to bring solar module manufacturing and jobs to Arizona. A bill aims to re-establish Washington’s former highly effective solar incentive program. Watch the solar array deploy on NASA’s James Webb telescope.

Washington looks to re-establish rooftop solar incentive program

A bill aims to re-establish the state’s former highly effective solar incentive program, which ran from 2017 to late 2018 and led to the installation of nearly 7,500 residential energy systems, 380 commercial energy systems, and more than 100 MW of solar capacity.

Silfab and Titan Solar extend partnership

The Canadian solar module manufacturer Silfab and the Arizona-based national installer Titan solar have already installed modules across 18 states in partnership.

Watch: Solar installation completed at Climate Pledge Arena

The 1.2 MW installation will join a host of other renewable resources in powering the stadium’s 11 MW electricity load.

Silfab secures investment to expand its U.S. solar module production

The investment is expected to provide growth capital for increased domestic production and sourcing, and to enable new generations of modules.

Silfab doubles U.S. solar panel manufacturing capacity

The company opened a new plant north of Seattle and is now shipping a 370 W Prime series module.

PacifiCorp’s new IRP includes plans to ditch coal

While the full Integrated Resource Plan has yet to be submitted to regulators, we now know that PacifiCorp is planning no new investments in gas or coal, with plans to retire all coal units by 2040.

Watch: Seattle arena will sport 1.2 MW of rooftop solar, no washing required

The array on the $1 billion Climate Pledge Arena may not generate much energy in cloudy and rainy Seattle, but the solar panels are bound to be clean.

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