Even the stunning views of the Sandia Mountains couldn’t distract the experts gathered at Rocky Mountain Institute’s recent e-Lab Summit from maintaining focus on the task at hand: untangling some of the knotiest challenges facing the electricity industry.

Each year, RMI assembles a diverse group of practitioners and thought leaders for three days of small group discussions on a handful of topics of pressing interest to electricity sector stakeholders. In all, more than 100 experts participated in this year’s summit, which was convened at a resort north of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Greentech Media was invited by RMI to report on the summit* and observed the

The U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday filed a long-awaited document in the Federal Register detailing exclusions for Section 201 solar trade case tariffs. The exclusions, which are not retroactive, will be officially published on Wednesday.

The exclusions encompass cells and modules with a variety of specific characteristics including back contact solar cells, frameless solar panels that are not blue or black, and off-grid 45-watt or less panels of a certain length. SunPower said its interdigitated back contact solar cells and modules are excluded. 

SunPower said the exclusion lets the company “turn the page” after the exclusions go into effect on September 19. According to the company,

The U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday filed a long-awaited document in the Federal Register detailing exclusions for Section 201 solar trade case tariffs. The exclusions, which are not retroactive, will be officially published on Wednesday.

The exclusions encompass cells and modules with a variety of specific characteristics including back contact solar cells, frameless solar panels that are not blue or black, and off-grid 45-watt or less panels of a certain length. SunPower said its interdigitated back contact solar cells and modules are excluded. 

SunPower said the exclusion lets the company “turn the page” after the exclusions go into effect on September 19. According to the company,

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities voted unanimously on Monday to open a solicitation for 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind capacity — the largest single-state offshore wind solicitation in the U.S. to date.

The new order marks first step in meeting New Jersey’s goal to deploy 3,500 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030.

A few days earlier, Governor Phil Murphy called on the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) to open two additional 1,200 megawatt offshore wind solicitations, the first in 2020 and the second in 2022. These efforts are part of Murphy’s initiative to make New Jersey a 100 percent clean energy

In late August, Canadian fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems announced a strategic collaboration with Weichai Power, the large Chinese engine, auto parts and logistics conglomerate.

Weichai agreed to purchase a 19.9 percent stake in proton-exchange membrane fuel cell pioneer Ballard for $163 million, representing a 15 percent premium to the latter’s stock price, a $90 million technology transfer program for Ballard’s next-generation fuel cell stack and power modules, a joint venture to pursue China’s fuel cell electric vehicle market, and to supply at least 2,000 fuel cell modules for commercial vehicles by 2021.

The collaboration diversifies Ballard’s China options, and its existing China partner

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