The U.S. government’s premier renewable energy lab has found a 30% fall in utility-scale solar costs year-over-year, leading to levelized costs of electricity competitive with combined cycle gas generation.
pv magazine is pleased to bring you an exclusive interview with the Acting Assistant Secretary in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Daniel Simmons, who was appointed by President Trump five months ago.
The deal with the asset management firm is one of the largest supply agreements for heterojunction modules reported to date, and the Section 201 case may play a role.
The United States saw another strong quarter of solar market growth during Q2. However, the residential market declined year-over year, and the Section 201 trade case does not bode well for the future.
Tesla described the test production as an “interim milestone” and told AP that it expects to begin ramping production by the end of the year.
The DOE’s latest numbers show renewables rising to 20.05% of U.S. electricity generation during the first half of the year, just behind nuclear’s 20.07%. Solar provided 2% of electricity, and wind 7%.
The ruling comes as the German solar manufacturer is restarting following an insolvency process, and Hemlock may have a hard time collecting.
The new 5 MW line in Silicon Valley will produce cells and modules under a new IBC technology from the company that makes the most powerful commercially available silicon solar products.