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Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Solar panel glass plant planned for Georgia 

Solarcycle plans to invest an estimated $344 million in a solar glass manufacturing facility, bringing 600 new full-time jobs to Polk County and bolstering the U.S. solar supply chain.

Sunrise brief: Debunking the myth that all solar panels come from China 

Also on the rise: The top ten solar panel brands serving the U.S. market. Solar actuators, the brains and brawn behind solar trackers. And more.

The top ten solar panel brands serving the U.S. market

A report from informational site SolarReviews ranks the top solar panel manufacturers based on weighted metrics including value, quality, U.S. investment, and more.


SolAmerica Energy procures 205 MW of First Solar modules

The company plans to use First Solar’s modules for its portfolio of community solar facilities, three commercial and industrial solar plants and various other solar projects in the U.S.

Debunking solar myths: All panels come from China

Part One of Dan Shugar’s series on replacing fiction with facts about solar, when the proverbial Uncle Bob comes to dinner.


Sunrise brief: REC Silicon to shut down polysilicon business in Montana

Also on the rise: Connecticut Green Bank allocates $100 million toward solar and storage projects. Arcadia sees a bright future for community solar. And more.

CubicPV halts U.S. solar silicon wafer factory plans

The company will instead focus on producing perovskite tandem modules.

REC Silicon to shut down polysilicon business in Montana

REC Advanced Silicon Material LLC is shutting down one of its two polysilicon production facilities in the United States. It says the decision is primarily due to regional structural imbalances in supply and demand for electricity.

Sunrise brief: Long-duration energy storage market to reach $223 billion in 20 years

Also on the rise: Solar recycling headquarters and research lab opens in Arizona. IRS pre-registration portal open for IRA elective pay and transferable credit

Sunrise brief: Suniva to restart idled solar cell factory in Georgia

Also on the rise: Lithos technology reduces water use in lithium extraction. Solar tracker provider Nextracker amps up its 2024 earnings guidance. And more.

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