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US Set To See New 5GW Solar Module & Cell Manufacturing Plant

Dean Solon, a pioneer in the renewables sector and the Founder, CEO and President of Create Energy, together with Hamlet Tunyan, CEO of RECOM Technologies announced the launch of ‘ReCreate’. This new venture aims to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the United States (US) dedicated to producing up to 5GW of solar modules and […]

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Canadian Solar launches 5GW Module Plant in Texas

A 5GW TOPCon module assembly plant is the first production facility in the US opened by module maker Canadian Solar. The project, which is situated in Mesquite, Texas, was revealed last year with a $250 million US investment from the Chinese manufacturer. The Texas plant employs 1,500 people, according to a post made on LinkedIn […]

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Swift Solar Announces $27 Million Series A Funding Round

Swift Solar, an American solar technology company has announced the close of its $27 million Series A financing round. This milestone is a major step forward for U.S. manufacturing of advanced perovskite solar technology. The round was co-led by Eni Next and Fontinalis Partners. Eni Next, the corporate venture capital arm of Eni, invests in […]

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US DOE To Invest $9.5 Million In Four Solar Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has declared plans to invest $9.5 million in four new projects with the goal of increasing public awareness and confidence in large-scale solar advancements. This program supports the US’s objective of having net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, which is an important step given that the DOE estimates that 40% […]

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IEA Forecasts Solar PV Investment To Exceed USD 500 Bn In 2024

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recent report on world energy investment found that investment in solar PV surpassed all other generation technologies combined. It found a noticeable rise in solar panel costs that have decreased by 30% over the last two years. International Energy Agency (IEA) report said, “The prices for minerals and metals which […]

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US Solar Installed Capacity Soars 71% In Q1 2024, Hits 200-GW Mark

US Solar Manufacturing Association (SEIA) recently reported setting a record 11 gigawatts (GW) of new solar module manufacturing capacity in the United States during Q1 2024. The organization claims this to be the largest quarter of solar manufacturing growth in American history. According to the US Solar Market Insight Q2 2024 report released by the […]

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US Invests $ 9.5 Mn To Study Social Dynamics Of Siting Solar Project

The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced an investment of $9.5 million for four new projects. This study was undertaken to examine the ways that siting practices can influence public attitudes toward and permitting of large-scale solar facilities. The research is expected to generate actionable insights that improve outcomes for host communities. It particularly […]

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EU 2030 Net-Zero Targets Out Of Reach As Investments Plunge

The European Union (EU) is set to fall far behind its energy transition targets for renewable energy, clean technology capacity, and domestic supply chain investments, according to Rystad Energy research and modeling. The bloc’s capital investments (capex) in clean technologies – including renewables, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), hydrogen, batteries, and nuclear – totaled […]

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US Releases New Rule To Incentivise Clean Energy Production Under IRA

The US Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed guidance on the Clean Electricity Production Credit and Clean Electricity Investment Credit under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This guideline was established by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), to provide clarity to developers of clean electricity projects. This guidance is expected […]

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