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SEIA releases tool aimed at increasing solar supply chain transparency

The document is written to have “universal application” across product lines intended for export to the U.S. market, and is expected to be adopted by equipment manufacturers and U.S. importers.

Sunrise brief: Canadian Solar starts production of 665W modules based on 210mm cells

Also on the rise: Governor signs Rhode Island climate bill, Li-ion battery recycler secures $20 million for a processing center, and a joint U.S.-Israeli government venture funds a cyber security initiative.

Sunrise brief: Maxeon will ramp up solar shingle module production, scout U.S. site

Also on the rise: Canadian Solar starts work on $230 million worth of solar projects in Japan, and the Canadian government backs efforts to move Arctic communities off of diesel and onto renewables.

Using optical film to concentrate light, Alberta Solar One enters service

The approach taken at the 13.7 MW site redirects and concentrates otherwise discarded light onto the PV cells. 

Cleantech Roundup: JinkoSolar, MIT, Jeep, and more

Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.

IHS Markit forecasts 181 GW of new PV capacity for this year

The U.K.-based analyst has raised its outlook for new PV additions in 2021 by around 23 GW. Due to strong demand, leading module manufacturers are sold out for the first half of the year.

Cleantech Roundup: Tigo Energy, Blue Bird, Mitrex, and more

Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.

Sunrise brief: DOE sets a goal to cut solar costs by 60% in 10 years

The Energy Department set a goal of achieving 2 cents/kWh by 2030, and announced an initial $128 million in funding to support technology development.

Cleantech Roundup: Soltec, SunPower, Schletter, and more

Check out this week’s list of some of the newest announcements related to clean energy products.

Storm season has the solar industry looking to protect assets from costly hail damage

The destructive potential of hail on solar arrays has only been fully realized in the last two years. In this series, pv magazine talks with experts in storm modeling, risk insurance, and damage mitigation to learn how solar arrays can survive nature’s wrath.

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