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Balance of Systems

No ceiling on U.S. glass opportunity

With PV module capacity ramping up, glass suppliers have been investing in new solar glass production capacity. As in India and China, new facilities are popping up in North America, with unique twists to ensure competitiveness, such as using recycled material.

Tigo introduces power electronics supporting solar modules up to 800 W

The new MLPE from Tigo is designed to support commercial and industrial as well as utility-scale solar projects.

Global solar manufacturing sector now at 50% utilization rate, says IEA

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that global solar cell and module manufacturing capacity grew by around 550 GW in 2023. It reports that around 80% of the global PV manufacturing industry is currently concentrated in China, while India and the United States each hold a 5% share. Europe accounts for a mere 1%.

Sunrise brief: Microsoft announces largest-ever corporate procurement of renewable energy 

Also on the rise: Virginia General Assembly passes pro-solar legislation. Briggs & Stratton releases 6.6 kWh stackable home battery. And more.

Swiss company Staubli expands U.S. manufacturing of solar components

Staubli plans to increase manufacturing of American-made connectors and wire harnesses in its California and North Carolina facilities.

Leading U.S. solar tracker providers expand their manufacturing footprint

Array Technologies broke ground on a factory in New Mexico, while Nextracker expanded operations with a contract manufacturer.

Enphase delivers revenue miss amid softened residential solar demand

The company remains profitable, generating $41.8 million in free cash flow, despite a slumping market.

Sunrise brief: Tesla reports record energy storage deployment figures

Also on the rise: Microsoft signs two large solar power purchase agreements. Amphenol begins operations at solar junction box factory in Arizona. And more.

Report tracks emerging PV manufacturing hubs in Europe, North America

Sinovoltaics is studying the changes in the supply chains in manufacturing hubs in Europe and North America to determine site capacity, current and planned, for dozens of manufacturers. The results are being published in free reports.

Nextracker to use local steel in 480 MW Queensland project

In the Australian leg of its global strategy, US-based tracker supplier Nextracker will use locally produced steel for a major project.