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Weekend Read: Thin prospects

The production of PV ingots and wafers remains the most highly concentrated of all the production stages in the silicon solar supply chain. Yet efforts to re-establish production in Europe and the United States are not for the faint-hearted.


The Hydrogen Stream: Strategic partnerships in transport sector

Baker Hughes has revealed plans for hydrogen projects in Europe and North America, on top of new announcements from Masdar, Air Liquide and TotalEnergies.


COP28 pledge to expand nuclear capacity is out of touch with reality

While the world noted the Dubai aim of tripling renewables generation capacity by 2030, the controversial summit also saw 25 nations commit to an unofficial pledge to triple nuclear capacity by 2050.


The Hydrogen Stream: Plug Power shares fall on North America concerns

Plug Power has issued a warning about its 2023 financial performance due to supply challenges in North America, while Air Products says it is cementing its collaboration with Chengzhi in China.


Stryten Energy vanadium redox flow battery on path to commercialization

Stryten Energy is planning to begin commercializing its vanadium redox flow batteries in January 2025. Meanwhile it has deployed a 20 kW/120 kWh pilot-sized version of the storage system at a facility operated by Snapping Shoals EMC, an electricity cooperative in Georgia, United States.

A simple way to bring solar to multi-family apartments

Offering solar savings to apartment dwellers, and particularly renters, is not a simple task – as low take-up in Germany has demonstrated. Mel Bergsneider, from Australian startup Allume Energy, explains how a product offered by her company could change all that.


Hanwha Q Cells opens largest solar factory in the Western Hemisphere

The 300,000 sq ft factory in Dalton, Georgia has the capacity to produce 12,000 PV modules per day – 1.7 GW worth annually for panels able to produce the same peak generating capacity as the Hoover Dam.


Hanwha 1.7 GW panel factory is the second US fab to come online this week

Hanwha Q Cells has begun shipping solar panels from its 1.7 GW factory near the Georgia-Tennessee border. The huge facility is the second major U.S. module factory to announce production this week.


First Solar to build the largest solar plant in the US South

Georgia Power has awarded a power contract to the PV maker and developer under its latest solicitation. The project will utilize First Solar’s large-format Series 6 modules.

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