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Sunrise brief: Bipartisan urgency from Senate to resolve solar anticircumvention case

Also on the rise: Hanwha Solutions to expand solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States and Korea. The pv magazine tour of solar incentives stops in Vermont, home to aggressive renewable energy mandates and a one of the nation’s most forward-thinking utilities. IKEA to offer SunPower residential solar and energy storage. Electric vehicles are cheaper than gas-powered, depending on the state and incentives.

Hanwha Solutions to expand solar cell and module manufacturing in the United States and Korea

Hanwha announces an investment of $320M in cell and module manufacturing capacity expansions to meet the growing global demand for sustainable energy. 

DOC clarifies scope of anti-circumvention investigation, but what’s actually new?

While the update clarifies that wafers produced outside of China with Chinese polysilicon are not under investigation, just how much wafer capacity is there outside of China?

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Sunrun signs on to recycle solar panels with Solarcycle

Startup Solarcycle is using second-life panels from Sunrun to develop new ways to test, reuse and upcycle the retired solar panels in Sunrun’s project portfolio.

Congress calls for end to solar panel tariffs in DOE budget meeting

Citing a potential loss of 100,000 US jobs, and a ten-year horizon to build domestic manufacturing, Rep. Scott Peters called upon Department of Energy Secretary Granholm to end tariffs on solar imports.

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22 Senators call on Biden to end anti-circumvention investigation

The bipartisan group is led by Jacky Rosen (D-NV), who was influential in last year’s dismissal of a similar antidumping investigation request. Secretary Raimondo offers the DOC’s perspective.

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California Governor calls on DOC to end anti-circumvention investigation. DOC says it can’t

The investigation is estimated to have put more than 4,350 MW of solar and storage projects set for deployment between 2022 and 2024 in jeopardy.

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First Solar Q1 earnings drop, while bookings remain strong

The US solar manufacturer booked nearly 12 GW in less than 60 days since the prior earnings call, bringing year-to-date bookings to 16.7 GW.

Sunrise brief: Lion Energy donates $400,000 worth of portable solar PV modules and generators to Ukraine

Also on the rise: Gigawatt-scale Hydrogen Optimized water electrolyzer factory planned for South Texas. Vermont brewery installs the largest solar canopy in the state. CubicPV, Waaree sign 1 GW PV cell supply deal. Anti-rooftop solar bill vetoed: An industry reacts. Commercial and industrial solar EPC firm takes a holistic approach to greening buildings.

CubicPV, Waaree sign 1 GW PV cell supply deal

CubicPV will supply 1 GW of Direct Wafer silicon solar cells per year to Indian manufacturer Waaree Energies under a five-year contract. The cells will be supplied from its upcoming 2 GW factory in India.

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