Nevada

Panasonic suspends work at Tesla’s Nevada fab as carmaker’s California and New York gigafactories pause

Tesla’s Nevada operation is still open for business, though. The EV and battery maker has assured the market its cash position is strong enough to weather an “extended period of uncertainty”.

Desert solar farms can improve tortoise habitat

With openings in the fence and improved growth of plants vital for tortoise survival, solar farms in Nevada can provide better habitat than the surrounding desert. First Solar has found similar habitat gains in California.

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Nevada toys with 1 GW of storage by 2030

In what has been a crazy year for Nevada, the Public Utilities Commission is ending on an equally insane note by proposing 1 GW of energy storage to be deployed across the state by the last day of 2030.

Lithium-ion batteries still set for US tariffs on September 1

The energy storage market is set to be the latest affected by Trump’s trade war as lithium-ion batteries were excluded from the group of Chinese imports for which the U.S. president announced tariffs would be delayed until December 15.

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Tesla seeks $1.5 billion bond offering while shifting its solar strategy

The EV, battery and solar company continues to raise record amounts of cash as it ramps Model 3 production. At the same time, Tesla is emphasizing profitability from its solar business, which has undergone a significant transformation since the company bought SolarCity.

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EDF acquires 179 MW Nevada solar station from First Solar

The renewables arm of the French energy giant bought in late June Switch Station 1 and Switch Station 2 Solar Projects from U.S. clean energy developer First Solar.

First Solar reports strong Q1 results as it readies for Series 6

First Solar brought in a net profit on the sale of a major solar project, as it orders tools and prepares for the switch to its large-format series 6.

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First Solar commissions 250 MW-AC project on Native American land

The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is the first of four planned by First Solar in partnership with tribes in the Las Vegas area.

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NV Energy to supply Apple with 200 MW of solar

The technology giant has signed a deal with NV Energy for the output of a 200 MW solar plant, which is awaiting approval by state regulators.

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Tesla to power Nevada gigafactory entirely with solar

The 70 MW system is just one aspect of the plant’s commitment to 100% sustainability – but the company says it will be seven-times larger than the largest rooftop solar system currently installed.

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