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Some of our favorite stories from around the web this week in our solar power weekly roundup Episode 4.

Solar Storage Surges to 41.2 MW

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/the-u.s.-deployed-41.2-mw-of-energy-storage-in-q2-2016-on-pace-for-anotherThe US Deployed 41.2MW of Energy Storage in Q2 2016, On Pace for Another Historic Year “This quarter marked several storage firsts, such as the first grid-scale project in MISO and a large solar-plus-storage at a municipal utility in Ohio,” said Ravi Manghani, GTM Research’s director of energy storage.

 

Eastern US Can Handle 30 Percent Renewable Energy

http://www.triplepundit.com/2016/09/eastern-u-s-grid-can-handle-30-percent-renewable-energy-thats-just-start/Eastern U.S. Grid Can Handle 30 Percent Renewable Energy — And That’s Just the Start … to predict how the gigantic Eastern Interconnection — one of the largest power systems in the world — will handle an increasing load of wind and solar power. So … how will the Eastern Interconnection do it?

 

Rooftop Solar Cells

https://cleantechnica.com/2016/09/07/space-age-solar-cells-coming-soon-to-a-rooftop-near-you/Space Age Solar Cells, Coming Soon To A Rooftop Near You Aside from the rooftop solar market, it seems that the Insolight team may also be looking at the nascent solar-powered renewable hydrogen market.

 

 

 

 

Tax Incentives for Solar

https://cleantechnica.com/2016/09/09/seia-releases-updated-guide-federal-tax-incentives-solar-energy/SEIA Releases Updated “Guide To Federal Tax Incentives For Solar Energy” The US national trade body known as the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released a new, updated version of its solar tax and finance bible, according to a recent press release from the association.

 

Large California Solar Acquisition

http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/details/beitrag/nextera-energy-partners-to-acquire-a-24-stake-in-550-mw-desert-sunlight-solar-project_100026065/NextEra Energy Partners to acquire a 24% stake in 550 MW Desert Sunlight solar project a 550 MW solar project in the desert of Southern California. Desert Sunlight was built by First Solar and comprises nearly 9 million of the company’s cadmium telluride thin film PV modules, making it one of the largest single-site PV projects on Earth.

 

Go out and enjoy your weekend!
Solar Solutions Team
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