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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.

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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.

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Developing better behind-the-meter energy storage

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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