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Modules & Upstream Manufacturing

RGS Energy seeks $10M to commercialize Powerhouse solar shingles

RGS Energy, which bought global rights to Dow’s Powerhouse 3.0 solar shingles, has seen its timelines slip for UL certification of the product.

Oklahoma grows installed solar 31% with 10 MW project

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co has brought its second solar plant online and sold out the 10 MW-AC community project. The utility is now pondering future growth.

ITEK Energy limits single-use plastic with reusable solar panel packaging

The U.S.-based PV module maker has partnered with EckPack to use its ‘Trio’ packaging technology.

Tesla Solar Roof installations appearing in the wild

One installation in Silicon Valley included a 13.5kWh PowerWall and cost ‘mid-$50k’ after accounting for the 30% tax credit.


NextEra reveals 2.75 GW solar module deal with JinkoSolar

The Florida power giant has announced that it is the mysterious counterparty that will be supporting JinkoSolar’s foray into U.S. manufacturing, and Jinko has revealed that its Florida factory will have a 400 MW annual capacity.


Jacksonville approves $3.4 million in incentives for JinkoSolar factory

Council members unanimously approved the city’s portion of an incentive package to bring the Chinese PV maker to Florida.

Panasonic’s Oregon ingot and wafer facility goes up for auction

GA Global Partners is auctioning off the 130,000 square foot facility.

Flow battery maker ViZn Energy closes shop

ViZn has laid off all of its employees and ceased operations, as the latest in a series of closures and bankruptcies for makers of alternative battery technologies.


Tariffs, and rumors of tariffs

The second day of the Solar Finance and Investment conference has been overshadowed by the threat of new tariffs by the Trump Administration.

The U.S. solar power market, moving past Section 201

The Solar Power Finance and Investment conference provided a view into how the U.S. solar industry is adapting to the Section 201 tariffs, and what the road ahead looks like.

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