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Sunrise brief: Solar jobs–80,000 trained in the last three decades, and that should double in next three years

Also on the rise: Low-income rooftop solar loans in New England. Bifacial solar modules shine in the snow. No cost solar-plus-storage for residents and businesses in Washington D.C. area. And more.

Nextracker announces second dedicated steel line for tracker components

Nextracker will now have a manufacturing line dedicated to producing steel tracker components for use in utility-scale solar power plants at Atkore’ Phoenix, Arizona facility, which has been expanded and reconfigured with new capacity dedicated to Nextracker products.

OMCO Solar shores up manufacturing with $5 million investment

The investment will allow OMCO to manufacture its Origin Tracker Torque Tubes at OMCO’s Indiana and Arizona locations.

New JM Steel manufacturing plant will have a Nextracker tracker production line

The facility will use state of the art low-carbon steel manufacturing to deliver multi-GW of solar tracker capacity annually.

You know solar has made it when fossils fund misinformation campaigns

As solar has grown, the fossil fuel industry has begun to attack it by funding misinformation campaigns online and among Facebook groups.


Duke Energy’s Stony Knoll 22.6MW solar power plant now operational in North Carolina

The project, owned and operated by Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, was selected as part of the competitive bidding process established by 2017’s solar legislation in North Carolina.

Dan Shugar: More Maestro than Midas

pv magazine met with Nextracker CEO Dan Shugar and his colleagues to discuss leadership, Nextracker’s continued role in the energy transition, and how running a company can be a lot like performing in a band.

Sunrise brief: Array Technologies may be insulated from anti-circumvention, said ROTH

Also on the rise: Hot carrier solar cells could potentially breaking the Shockley-Queisser limit of silicon-based photovoltaics. Job moves at Nexamp, Algonquin Power & Utilities, and more. Photovoltaic cell harvests energy day and night. Power Factors selected to manage Vesper Energy’s development pipeline. New inverter from SMA for residential, commercial PV. Aluminum-nickel molten salt battery for seasonal renewables storage. Nautilus completes 24.9MW community solar portfolio in New York.

Sunrise brief: Texas can shut down coal and run on solar and wind

Also on the rise: Underserved communities get a clean energy boost from DOE. Michigan renewable energy program so popular that the utility has “thousands of megawatts” of clean energy planned to meet demand. Ampyr Energy USA plans 5GW solar development in US. Nextracker unveils all-terrain tracker.

Sunrise brief: Renewables reach a new record in 2021 while energy-related CO2 emissions also rose

Also on the rise: New York solar plan needs some tweeks to support energy justice. Jobs moves at NREL, CPower, Brattle Group, and more. FTC solar uses novel approach to tackle the damage potential of dynamic and static wind loads on single axis trackers. Sacramento utility signs its largest solar and storage PPA with D.E. Shaw.

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