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Molson Coors brews beer with 300 MW solar project

Molson Coors is brewing beer with a 300 MW solar project developed by Invenergy. The installation is the largest in the US state of Wisconsin and generates enough power for 90,000 homes.


MIT research provides roadmap to perovskite passivation

Research teams have developed methods for perovskite passivation, but there hasn’t been a clear understanding of how the process works. A new Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study provides details on how to passivate the material’s surface so the perovskite no longer degrades so rapidly or loses efficiency.

First Solar could have $5 billion impact on U.S. economy by 2026

A study commissioned by First Solar analyzed the company’s actual and forecast U.S. spending in 2023 and 2026 when the company expects to have 14 GW of annual nameplate capacity across Alabama, Louisiana, and Ohio.

US residential solar prices falling amid surging interest in storage

The 18th edition of the EnergySage Marketplace Report indicates that the US residential solar segment faces persistent inflation, the California NEM 3.0, and rising loan fees, but prices have fallen and consumer interest in storage is strong.


GameChange Solar to expand US production of PV trackers to 35 GW

GameChange Solar says it will expand US production of solar trackers to 35 GW, supplying systems with 70% domestic content, and potentially increasing to more than 85%.

Updated Enphase IQ8 microinverters are shipping in North America

Enphase reports that both the IQ8HC and IQ8X are designed to pair with a full range of solar modules up to 540 W.

S-5! offers solar attachment solution to simplify wire management

S-5! has introduced a module-level power electronics (MLPE) mount for solar developers, installers, end users, and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors who are looking for an MLPE mounting device for solar module frames, without attaching to rails.

Small-scale solar good for environment, but agrivoltaics might be better

Canadian researchers have conducted a lifecycle analysis showing that it’s good for the environment to put solar on rooftops, but a mix of small-scale PV and agrivoltaics might be a better alternative.


First Solar opens 3.3 GW solar panel factory in India

India’s first fully vertically integrated solar manufacturing plant will produce First Solar’s Series 7 solar PV modules, which were developed at the company’s research centers in the United States. The new facility employs 1,000 people.


Qcells signs big EPC, PV module deal with Microsoft

Qcells says it will supply 12 GW of modules, along with engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services, under a new eight-year agreement with Microsoft.

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