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Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

New York to sell solar equipment it bought for Tesla, Panasonic

More than $200 million in equipment will be sold as Tesla plans to ramp up and expand operations at a Buffalo manufacturing facility.

Sunrise brief: Koch JV expands its move into battery energy storage

Also on the rise: SEG Solar expands its module production in Cambodia, Kentucky’s solar pipeline looks impressive, and Summit Ridge starts work on a community solar portfolio.

SEG Solar expands its Cambodia-based module production

The California-based company said its expects that production in Cambodia will result in savings of 1 to 2 cents per watt at the system level.

Solar group names its members to Commerce, asks for public confidentiality

In a filing with the Department of Commerce, the group argued again that identifying its members publicly could expose them to retribution from Beijing.

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Sunrise brief: DOE aims to expand community solar by 700% in four years

Also on the rise: Under new ownership, a Norwegian module maker could add 1 GW of U.S. capacity; Sunrun add $1 billion to a finance facility; and a natural gas-friendly renewable energy bill passes in North Carolina.

Reliance Industries acquires REC Group, plans 1 GW U.S. module facility

The move comes as Reliance pushes forward with its $10 billion plan to expand in the renewable energy industry.

Maxeon to set up 2.6 GW module hub in Mexico for U.S. market

Output will be shipped to the U.S. and the company is considering a U.S.-based manufacturing presence.

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Sunrise brief: Module maker taps Georgia for new manufacturing plant

Also on the rise: Using AI to detect faults in residential solar systems, Georgia Power gets an OK for a BESS, and China’s power woes are affecting U.S. solar markets.

NanoPV to open manufacturing plant in Georgia

The company is investing $36 million into a facility to manufacture crystalline silicon and thin film modules, creating around 500 jobs.

China’s electric power woes cast clouds on U.S. solar’s near-term future

The solar manufacturing supply chain is among the Chinese industries hit by a combination of soaring power demand, coal shortages for power generation, and carbon emission reduction measures.

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