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New York to sell solar equipment it bought for Tesla, Panasonic

More than $200 million in equipment will be sold as Tesla plans to ramp up and expand operations at a Buffalo manufacturing facility.

Sunrise brief: Koch JV expands its move into battery energy storage

Also on the rise: SEG Solar expands its module production in Cambodia, Kentucky’s solar pipeline looks impressive, and Summit Ridge starts work on a community solar portfolio.

SEG Solar expands its Cambodia-based module production

The California-based company said its expects that production in Cambodia will result in savings of 1 to 2 cents per watt at the system level.

Koch forms JV to explore building a U.S. battery gigafactory

The 50:50 joint venture with Norway-based FREYR could result in factories with an initial production capacity of 50 GWh per year by 2030.

Solar group names its members to Commerce, asks for public confidentiality

In a filing with the Department of Commerce, the group argued again that identifying its members publicly could expose them to retribution from Beijing.

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Sunrise brief: DOE aims to expand community solar by 700% in four years

Also on the rise: Under new ownership, a Norwegian module maker could add 1 GW of U.S. capacity; Sunrun add $1 billion to a finance facility; and a natural gas-friendly renewable energy bill passes in North Carolina.

Reliance Industries acquires REC Group, plans 1 GW U.S. module facility

The move comes as Reliance pushes forward with its $10 billion plan to expand in the renewable energy industry.

Iron flow battery tech shows promise for mid-duration energy storage

The ESS battery systems have a prescribed design life of 25 years, but the battery modules, electrolyte, plumbing, and other components may well last for decades longer with proper maintenance.

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Maxeon to set up 2.6 GW module hub in Mexico for U.S. market

Output will be shipped to the U.S. and the company is considering a U.S.-based manufacturing presence.

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Sunrise brief: Module maker taps Georgia for new manufacturing plant

Also on the rise: Using AI to detect faults in residential solar systems, Georgia Power gets an OK for a BESS, and China’s power woes are affecting U.S. solar markets.