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Sunrise brief: U.S. solar power generation forecast to grow 75% through 2025

Also on the rise: Meyer Burger to cease PV module production in Germany. From the show floor at Intersolar 2024. And more.

Meyer Burger to cease PV module production in Germany

Meyer Burger, a Switzerland-based heterojunction cell and panel manufacturer, says it will stop making PV modules in Germany, but it will continue to produce solar cells in the country to support its panel production operations in the United States.

Sinovoltaics now offers quality assurance for U.S. solar and storage markets

Backed by Munich Re, Sinovoltaics uses a proprietary AI-based electro luminescence (EL) technology to identify microcracks and other module defects before shipping.

Sunrise brief: Solar workers furloughed days after unionizing 

Also on the rise: Hawaiian utility to balance grid with 565 MWh battery, First Solar opens manufacturing plant in India, and more.

First Solar opens manufacturing plant in India

India’s first fully vertically integrated solar manufacturing plant will produce First Solar’s Series 7 solar PV modules developed at the company’s research centers in the U.S. The facility employs 1,000 workers.

Sunrise brief: California to grant $52 million for vehicle-to-grid home energy stations

Also on the rise: EcoFlow battery generator can back up a house for up to a month. Nautilus invests in community solar in the Midwest. And more.

Sunrise brief: Qcells inks its largest module and EPC agreement

Also on the rise: Auxin Solar files antidumping lawsuit against U.S. government, a Maine town bans commercial solar, and more.

Qcells inks its largest module and EPC agreement

In an eight-year agreement with Microsoft, Qcells will supply 12 GW of modules along with EPC services.

Indoor bifacial solar cell technology at CES 2024

Ambient Photonics touts its new solar cell as the future power source for connected devices, potentially eliminating the need for batteries.


First Solar closes $700 million in tax credit transfer sales

The solar panel manufacturer closed the sale of Inflation Reduction Act tax credits.

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