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Ascent Solar acquires Swiss thin-film solar module maker Flisom

Ascent Solar says its acquisition of Flisom will triple its production capacity.

UL Solutions, NREL set cybersecurity standards for distributed energy, inverters

UL 2941 provides testable requirements for energy storage and generation technologies on the distribution grid. The new cybersecurity protocol provides a framework for PV inverters, electric-vehicle chargers, wind turbines, fuel cells, and other distributed resources.

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Summit Ridge Energy procures 1.2 GW of US-made Qcells panels

Summit Ridge Energy’s latest order marks the largest domestic community solar purchase of PV modules in US history. It includes 20 MWh of Qcells Geli energy storage systems.

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Canada formalizes 30% federal ITC credit, other incentives

Canada’s new policy plan mirrors the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), including two new input tax credits (ITCs) targeting clean energy and technology manufacturing that will remain at 30% through 2033, stepping down to 15% in 2034 before phasing out altogether after 2034.

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Developer starts building 800 MW project with US components in Illinois

Swift Current Energy is set to begin construction on an 800 MW project by the fall of 2024.

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More than 500 MWh of standalone storage capacity starts in Texas

Wärtsilä Energy and Eolian LP have partnered on a new 200 MW grid-scale battery system. They claim that it is the largest merchant energy storage facility in the world.

Solar grazing methods a centerpiece of inaugural agrivoltaics conference

Dan French, executive producer of the Solar Farm Summit, told pv magazine USA that more than 500 farmers, manufacturers, and community solar developers likely attended the first US agrivoltaics conference in Chicago last week.

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Agrivoltaics market valued at $9.3 billion

The global agrivoltaics market is pegged at a 10.1% annual growth rate, according to a research note by Allied Analytics.

Solar for cobalt sulfate production

Yuma County, Arizona, has approved a solar-powered cobalt sulfate production facility. It will produce 7,000 tons of cobalt per year, powered by 28.4 MW of on-site solar capacity.

Solar tower of power shows benefits of vertical installations

Three Sixty Solar, a commercial and utility-scale solar developer, published a report this week that provides background on its vertically mounted solar system’s initial 16 months in operation.

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