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Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

Leading U.S. solar tracker providers expand their manufacturing footprint

Array Technologies broke ground on a factory in New Mexico, while Nextracker expanded operations with a contract manufacturer.

IRA should incentivize steel solar frames, says report

A report from Origami Solar and Wood Mackenzie advises that if the U.S. solar industry switched from aluminum to recycled steel frames, it would no longer need to import aluminum frames from Asia.

Origami Solar readies production of steel solar module frames

The U.S. based developer of steel PV module frames said its products are an alternative to conventional aluminum frames. They passed several third party tests as the company readies production and evaluations by module manufacturers.

Germany gets the spotlight at RE+ 2024

The renewable energy conference, RE+ 2024, taking place in September in Anaheim, California, will showcase German clean energy companies in the Spotlight Country Pavilion.

Turkish solar module manufacturer begins production in Texas

Elin has an agreement with key U.S. distributors and will begin with 1 GW annual production, intending to increase to 2 GW within 18 months, the company reports.

Sunrise brief: Naked Energy to manufacture solar electric plus thermal in U.S.

Also on the rise: New Jersey farm studies agrivoltaics with vertically mounted solar. Solar is beginning to sunset natural gas use in Texas. And more.

Solar electric plus thermal systems to be manufactured in Texas

Naked Energy signed a deal with ELM Solar to manufacture its VirtuPVT and VirtuHOT systems in Dallas, with units available for purchase in 2025.

Amphenol begins operations at solar junction box factory in Arizona

The company announced the first line of its Mesa manufacturing facility is operational.

Sunrise brief: California pivots to propose $24 average fixed fee to electric bills

Also on the rise: Solar module prices remain steady amid unchanged market fundamentals. U.S. solar industry week in review. And more.

Sunrise brief: West Virginia Governor vetoes bill that would double allowable solar project size

Also on the rise: Half of homeowners see solar as a good investment, but 75% said cost is a problem. Solar and storage to replace last coal plants in New England.

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