The Pushback Against China’s Dominance In Solar Manufacturing

Close on the heels of the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) virtually putting up its hands on the future of solar manufacturers in the continent comes news of US senators urging the Biden Administration to take action against ‘cheap” Chinese imports as well. The same Chinese imports have actually made solar more accessible and viable […]

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European EV Sales Increased To 16.3% From 12.9% YoY: EIA

A recent report by the US energy agency EIA found an increase in the sale of hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles (BEV) in the United States. It rose to 16.3% of total new light-duty vehicle (LDV) sales in 2023, according to data from Wards Intelligence. In 2022, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, […]

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Inflation Reduction Act to create 67,000 jobs & $2 billion income in rural US: Report

Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law in the United States in August 2022. The act aims to set newer policy measures to reduce carbon emission, improve healthcare and taxpayer compliance. It also allocates money directly to environmental justice priorities. According to McKinsey, the Inflation Reduction Act is the third piece of legislation in the […]

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Meyer Burger Announces Halt On German Manufacturing Plant, US Focus

The massive Chinese push into Europe with the resultant high inventory levels (estimated at 90 GW, almost equal to two years of capacity additions) and low prices has claimed its first big victim. Meyer Burger Technology AG, a long-time pioneer and technology leader in the global photovoltaic industry, has prepared a plan to cut losses […]

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The 2023 Playback- What Our Most Read Stories Tell Us

As a digital publisher, one of the joys of publishing is the feedback, both immediate and ongoing that writers get on their stories. Seen both in actual pageviews and in terms of traction on social media, this feedback loop is a key to decide what gets covered, and what doesn’t at times. We say at […]

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First Solar, Fiserv Sign Tax Credit Transfer Pacts Under Inflation Reduction Act

First Solar, a solar technology company entered into two separate tax credit transfer agreements (TCTAs) between Fiserv, Inc. and First Solar. These agreements were made to sell $500 million and up to $200 million, respectively, of 2023 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Advanced Manufacturing Production tax credits to Fiserv, Inc. The agreement is subject to satisfaction […]

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LG Chem Rides IRA Benefits to Set Up Largest Cathode Materials Plant in US

LG Chem has commenced the construction of a cathode plant in the U.S., intending to establish a production hub for the global battery material market. The facility, located in Montgomery County, Clarksville, Tennessee, will locally produce cathode materials optimized for North American electric vehicles (EVs) and collaborate with key partners from development to supply chain. […]

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US Proposes Norms To Counter Chinese Domination In Battery Manufacturing

The US Department of Treasury and the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has now proposed guidelines on clean vehicles credits under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). It is expected to lower costs for consumers, spur growth in the US vehicle manufacturing, and strengthen energy security. The move is also likely to reduce the dependency of the […]

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