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Sunrise brief: Two surveys on fallout from anti-circumvention investigation show a hard road ahead for US solar industry

Also on the rise: Broad Reach Power procures 900 MWh of battery systems from CATL for solar portfolio in Texas. Job moves at Maxeon Solar Technologies, PowerMarket, Ulteig and more. Sunrun says better policy is needed to add “vast” amounts of distributed solar and storage. Ohio regulators to review two massive renewable energy project proposals. California utility SDG&E sees utility scale solar growing greater than 10X by 2045. New JM Steel manufacturing plant will have a Nextracker tracker production line.

New JM Steel manufacturing plant will have a Nextracker tracker production line

The facility will use state of the art low-carbon steel manufacturing to deliver multi-GW of solar tracker capacity annually.

BorgWarner wins $4 million prize to design American-made EV fast charger

The Department of Energy prize will support the development of a cost-effective direct current electric vehicle fast charger made of US-sourced components.

US solar manufacturers request tax credits in letter to Congress

Manufacturers in every leg of the solar value chain are requesting long-term PV tax credits in the budget reconciliation legislation.


Nextracker unveils all-terrain tracker

pv magazine sat down with Nextracker CEO Dan Shugar to discuss how customer feedback drives engineering innovation, and the potential unlocked by expanding the terrain that trackers can be installed on.

Global tracker provider FTC Solar posts 44% growth in 2021

The company announced the launch of a turnkey operation for sub 20MW projects and reported revenues of $101.7 million in the fourth quarter.

Sunrise brief: California’s solar market is now a battery market

Also on the rise: Indiana ruling paves the way for HOAs to allow solar. Shoals opens manufacturing facility in Tennessee. NASA announces advances in space solar and thin films. Majority of homeowners want solar but need help with upfront financing. Rocket Lab unveils space solar cell with 33.3% efficiency.

PV balance of system provider Shoals opens manufacturing facility, reports Q4 earnings

Shoals manufactures balance of system components for solar, energy storage, and EV charging solutions. The company opened a Tennessee facility and posted record revenues and gross profits in 2021.

Sunrise brief: Missing–Five to ten gigawatts of utility scale solar in 2022

Also on the rise: Equitable access to solar is part of DOE-backed plan. One to six million metric tons of lithium may lie beneath the Salton Sea. Adopting standards for EVs will accelerate the path for these vehicles. Solar tracker manufacturers can expect a boom in the US through 2025. Heliogen plans concentrated solar power manufacturing facility. IBM, ABB, and Worley team up to help energy companies build and operate green hydrogen facilities.

Concentrated solar power manufacturing facility planned for California

Heliogen announced plans to open a southern California fabrication to build solar directors called heliostats and other components in its CSP system.

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