The pioneering US solar developer will now be backed by Europe’s largest oil and gas company.
Panasonic’s development subsidiary has closed on a combination of tax equity and debt to provide financing for 120 MW-AC of solar plants that came online last August.
The last round of the trade war decimated U.S. polysilicon, and Hemlock Semiconductor is calling on Trump to address this in the Section 201 remedy.
Collaboration between the U.S. energy firm and the German power electronics giant officially licensed on January 1, as details of a massive 100 MW/400 MWh lithium-ion battery storage project in California were announced.
The high-efficiency PV maker plans to expand its annual production capacity to 300 MW by the end of 2018, with expansions in both the United States and South Korea.
Research by scientists at the Queen Mary University of London, the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Gottingen, alongside German and Japanese researchers, has sought to analyze the impact of renewables and trading on power grid frequency fluctuations.
The research shows that films used in organic cells, which are produced more slowly with additives, generally perform better than the more rapidly formed films.
The latest report from the U.S. Department of Energy finds an acceleration in the deployment of batteries, dominated by lithium-ion technology.
The company also says that it has begun installation of the Solar Roof on the homes of non-employee homeowners.