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Despite supply challenges, solar panel shipments grew 32% last year

The Energy Information Administration module shipments report showed a steady climb in shipments. Plus, the U.S. may pivot to a domestically sourced solar supply chain.

Naked Energy coming to America

ELM Solar will manufacture and distribute Naked Energy’s solar thermal heating products in the U.S.


Sunrise brief: Sungrow mulling new inverter factory outside of China

Also on the rise: US startup unveils plug-and-play solid-state battery for residential applications. California lawmakers pass equitable community solar bill. And more.

Solar industry eyes 50 GW of manufacturing capacity by the end of this decade

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released a roadmap for achieving the goal of a domestic supply chain.

US Congress passes landmark Inflation Reduction Act

Passage of the act sets US solar industry on a new trajectory—increases Made in the USA manufacturing, boosts solar and battery recycling, incentives electric vehicles, and more


Sunrise brief: About 20% of utility-scale solar capacity was delayed in the first half of 2022

Also on the rise: Ford Motors commits to largest purchase of solar energy from a utility. Michigan pledges to cover over 1200 public buildings with solar. And more.

Ampt lawsuit asks that SolarEdge remove inverters and controllers from market

Ampt posits that all of SolarEdge’s technology is in violation of patents controlled by the Colorado company, and that they should be required to immediately cease all sales.


Sunrise brief: Solar deployment to increase fivefold under Inflation Reduction Act

Also on the rise: DOE offers $26 million to demonstrate that grid can run on clean energy. World’s largest underground hydrogen storage project. And more.

GameChange Solar to add 6 GW to its US manufacturing capacity

The solar tracker manufacturer will begin operating a new manufacturing line somewhere in the Midwest in February 2023.

Sunrise brief: Bloomberg analyst forecasts a 30% increase in global PV deployment this year, and double-digit growth through 2025.

Also on the rise: US 2021 solar panel shipments total $9.8 billion at $0.34/W. Nearly all smart inverter manufacturers will be delivering smart inverters within a year. And more.

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