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World now has 583.5 GW of operational solar, plus more uplifting renewable energy stats

Global grid-connected solar capacity reached 580.1 GW at the end of 2019, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency. Total installed renewables capacity hit a remarkable 2,563.8 GW, with hydropower remaining the dominant source at 1,310.9 GW, followed by wind at 622.7 GW.

690 MW Gemini solar project on hold over permit delay

The project, expected to be the largest in the country upon completion, has been delayed after the Bureau of Land Management missed the date to decide the project’s historical impact assessment.

Will the Clean Peak Standard spark America’s fabled battery boom?

Roger Lin, VP of marketing with NEC Solutions sat down with pv magazine to discuss the larger national impact of the Massachusetts Clean Peak Standard, including how the policy can be modeled for other states, regardless of their renewable penetration levels.

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Morning brief: Trump’s war on solar, Europe’s biggest green hydrogen project

Also in the brief: The $400 million, 500 MW PV project in Oman, Tampa Electric Company is looking to double its solar capacity, New York passes renewable siting legislation and more.

California’s lucrative energy storage SGIP incentive is new and improved — here’s a guide

California’s new SGIP renewables incentive handbook is a complex read. The good analysts at Energy Toolbase have distilled the regulatory product down to its essence — so solar and storage developers can understand the outlines of this new incentive structure.

Victory for solar as Kansas Supreme Court blocks fixed fee for distributed power

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a fixed fee for distributed solar customers violates state law. Vote Solar and Sierra Club brought the case, with representation from Earthjustice.

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Job Moves at Shell New Energies, Sharp, BayWa, NextEra, PARC, Schneider Electric, Azure Power

Executive, career and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC.

Gold-colored PV panels for balcony solar systems

German manufacturer a2-solar has supplied 240 solar panels for the renovation of an old building in Bern, Switzerland. The modules, which are being integrated into 96 balconies, feature different transparency options and color variations.

It’s a good idea to charge an EV with solar when we’re socially distanced

Is there any good reason for putting solar on a Tesla Cybertruck? or is it just virtue signaling? On the other hand, how far are you driving tomorrow? Do you have range anxiety or just general anxiety?

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Morning Brief: 690 MW project delayed, NextEnergy Capital acquires 100MW

Also in the brief: 250 MW have been proposed for the New York Town of Verona, Duke wants to double up on annual solar rebate deadlines and Maryland makes interconnection easier.

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