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Maxeon to acquire shingled cell solar patents from Complete Solaria

Maxeon is set to buy shingled cell solar patents from Complete Solaria. Along with its solar panel patent portfolio, Maxeon will also acquire Complete Solaria’s dealer channel operations and contracts.

California energy storage facility hit by lithium-ion battery fire

Homes and businesses near the Valley Center Energy Storage Facility in California were evacuated this week and a shelter-in-place order was put into effect in the vicinity. Terra-Gen, the project’s owner, has issued a statement saying that the facility’s design systems contained the incident.

Qcells to sign $3 billion supply agreement for US-made polysilicon

Hanwha Qcells will make sizable prepayments to help restart the REC Silicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington, by Nov. 1, with a goal of reaching full capacity by the end of 2024.


US utility testing 5 MW, 10-hour organic solid flow battery

German battery manufacturer CMBlu is supplying its 5 MW, 10-hour-duration organic solid flow long-duration battery technology to a US utility project, featuring high-performance organic energy storage molecules.


FTC Solar unveils Sunops software to enhance solar plant performance

FTC Solar has developed Sunops software, which enhances solar plant performance by using tracker analytics to identify and diagnose issues throughout solar sites, offering actionable insights for rapid problem resolution.

US startup unveils pre-assembled residential solar canopy

Nevada-based World4Solar has designed HelioWing, a modular solar canopy that comes preconfigured and can be installed in just one day.

Bila Solar to make lightweight solar modules in US

Bila Solar – a Singapore-based developer of glassless, frameless PV modules – has announced plans to invest about $35 million to renovate a factory in Indianapolis, Indiana.


One year on, IRA kicks off US energy renaissance

The passage of the US Inflation Reduction Act has brought forth a range of benefits, including the decarbonization of the US grid, but challenges remain.


First Solar explores potential of quantum-dot solar modules

In a joint development effort with UbiQD, thin-film solar manufacturer, First Solar, is exploring the potential use of quantum dots in enhancing solar photovoltaics.

Top 5 solar inverter suppliers accounted for 71% of shipments in 2022

Huawei, Sungrow, Ginlong, Solis, Growatt, and GoodWe emerged as the top solar inverter vendors in 2022, driving a significant portion of the year’s 330 GW (AC) of global inverter shipments.


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