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Nickel-zinc battery systems with hydrogen, EV charging

ZincFive is supplying battery systems for Advanced Power & Energy’s hydrogen-fueling microgrid and pilot DC fast-charging station in Greenville, Pennsylvania

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US software supplier introduces hail detection solution for solar projects

Hail events have historically posed a considerable risk for utility-scale solar projects, with weather creating up to $100 million in damages at large installations in US states such as Texas.

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Sheep grazing team to reduce solar mowing costs by more than 44%

About 70 Katahdin breed sheep were dropped off at the Oberlin College campus in Ohio last week. They will graze through mid-June, stomping grass and weeding the solar field in a move aimed at reducing operations and maintenance costs.

US developer completes first phase of 3.6 MW cannabis grower’s solar farm

ESA Solar has announced the completion of the first 1.2 MW phase of a 3.6 MW ground-mounted solar project for an indoor cannabis growing operation. Cannabis production represents more than 1% of US electricity demand, presenting an opportunity for renewable energy adoption.

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Maxeon raises $199.4 million for IBC module manufacturing expansion

Maxeon Solar Technologies, the producer of the Maxeon and SunPower solar module brands, is raising capital from a $157.4 million underwriting of shares and a separate $42 million private placement with TCL Zhonghuan.

Meta to power US data center with 200 MW solar project

RPlus Energies has signed a long-term power purchase agreement with investor-owned utility Idaho Power to install the 200 MW Pleasant Valley Solar project in Ada County, Idaho.

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Canadian Solar ships 6.1 GW of modules in Q1

Canadian Solar shipped 6.1 GW of solar panels in the first three months of this year, up 68% from the first quarter of 2022.

Solar gazebo provides up to 4.3 kW of backyard generating capacity

Arka Energy’s new outdoor gazebo provides 2.4 kW to 4.3 kW of residential solar power via monocrystalline PERC solar tiles.

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US startup releases hourly grid-monitoring distributed energy tool

Bidgely, an energy data software startup, has developed the 8760 Energy Model, a data set and report that provides utilities and industry stakeholders with behind-the-meter energy data, tracked at an hourly level throughout the year.

U.S. court orders developer to pay $135.5 million in 100 MW solar property damage case

U.S. District Court Judge Clay D. Land issued a May 5 order ruling that Nashville-based Silicon Ranch and IEA are liable for more than $135 million in damages due to sediment erosion and lack of soil control.

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