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Brown goes green with a 50 MW solar project (w/ video)

Brown University is upping its effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions by announcing a pair of renewable projects, the larger of which is a 50 MW solar farm to be built in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Upon completion it could be the largest solar project in the state.

pvMB 1/17/19: SEIA splashes with new promotions, Vermont’s largest solar parking lot and more

In today’s issue of the pvMB we take a look at NREL & CESA’s report on designing community solar for low & moderate income customers, Stem Inc’s BloomberNEF interview on solar+storage+AI, the first lithium-ion solar boat to be Coast Guard-certified and more action-packed solar news.

World’s largest roofing company launches residential solar arm

Standard Industries has announced the launch of GAF Energy, a subsidiary which will interface with local roofing contractors to sell its DecoTech Solar roof system.

Damaged but not dead: proposed 500 MW farm in Spotsylvania takes a hit

After having two of the project’s three special-use permit applications be recommended for denial, sPower’s bid for the largest solar project East of the Rocky Mountains is in serious doubt.

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Google to build massive solar plants in Tennessee and Alabama

The two biggest plants each have a capacity of 150 MW, with smaller plants bringing the total capacity to 413 MW. These projects are a part of Google’s effort to match the company’s annual electricity consumption with renewables.

Florida Power and Light to install at least 10 GW of solar by 2030

The utility’s ’30 x 30’ plan centers on installing more than 30 million solar panels, as one of the most ambitious unveiled by utility any to date. The plan is projected to allow FPL to get more than 40% of its electricity from zero-emission solar and nuclear by 2030.

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Powerhouse approved for California

The California Energy Commission has given its stamp of approval for Real Good Solar’s Powerhouse PH-055 and PH-060 solar roof product.

pvMB 1/16/19: Updates on Enphase’s microinverter swap-out, LONGi becomes a Sunnova-approved vendor, Shell installs a solar+storage microgrid, and more!

In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief we take a look at Con Edison choosing Sunverge’s platform for its Smart Home Rate project, California ISO’s reliability coordination services gaining 32 new utility members and other quick hitters.

The Green New Deal in New York will double solar power

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing an increase of his administration’s 3GW distributed solar by 2023 goal to 6GW by 2025 – while more than doubling large scale solar projects.

If San Diego goes for smaller solar, it could yield huge results

A recent solar siting survey conducted by The Clean Coalition and NREL found that San Diego has huge potential for solar development, and that the number grows sharply when smaller sites are considered.

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