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SunPower in late-stage discussions with First Solar to produce solar modules with tandem technology

In SunPower’s analyst day presentation, company executives announced that it is working with First Solar to develop a new type of residential solar module that pairs thin film with traditional silicon.


SolarJuice Technology launches 450W, 550W modules for commercial PV

SolarJuice Technology manufactures its new 450W and 550W solar modules in a facility at a revamped Sunergy PV solar plant in Sacramento, California.


Developing better behind-the-meter energy storage

NREL researchers work on developing high energy density cells to advance stationary storage.


Energy storage installations set new records in the U.S. despite supply chain issues

Wood Mackenzie estimates that the US energy storage market broke records in Q4 2021, installing 1,613MW / 4727 MWh.


Hanwha commits to US manufacturing across the supply chain

Hanwha Solutions becomes the largest shareholder of REC Silicon and, pending passage of SEMA, commits to a multi-phase, multi-billion-dollar expansion across the full solar energy supply chain.


Greening US solar with end-of-life plan

The US Department of Energy’s five-year plan aims to reduce the environmental impacts of solar panels at the end of life, plus cut in half the cost of recycling the panels.


Stanford University now running on 100% renewables

Stanford University is flipping the switch on a 88MW solar array this week, marking a major milestone toward its goal of net zero emissions by 2050.


Enphase Energy acquires SolarLeadFactory, a solar sales generation specialist

This is Enphase Energy’s fourth recent acquisition, which enhances Enphase Energy’s planned digital platform for installers.


Cybersecurity for distributed energy, inverter-based resources

UL and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory have released a report on cybersecurity certification recommendations and are actively developing new requirements to create cybersecurity certification standards.

Mitrex releases solar brick for BIPV facades

Mitrex solar facades are being installed on a 7000 square feet area on a building in Canada, producing an estimated 90,000 kWh of power annually.


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