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LG to make high-efficiency solar panels in Alabama

LG Electronics has announced plans for a 500 MW/year solar module manufacturing facility in Huntsville to make its NeON2 60-cell 340-W modules. With this and other factories the nation will be well over the 2.5 GW cell exemption under Section 201.

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Monocrystalline solar prices fall

The latest figures from Taiwanese analytics firm PVInsights shows that prices for monocrystalline solar PV products have fallen sharply in a week-on-week comparison. The price drops for wafers were particularly strong.

174 Power to build Wyoming’s first large solar project

The project development subsidiary of Hanwha Q Cells has received the go-ahead from the BLM for an 80 MW-AC solar project in southwestern Wyoming.

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Solar bond pays for 12 solar installations, with no taxpayer cost

The City of Albuquerque has revealed details of the first phase of $25 million in solar power investments, as part of its goal to bring the city to 25% renewables. The first 12 projects are on local structures including fire and police stations, increasing resilience.

GT Advanced Technologies opens silicon carbide factory in New Hampshire

The upstream technology company plans to sell silicon carbide for applications including advanced inverters for solar and battery storage, as part of a new emphasis on materials supply.

Ska Brewing adds solar to renewable arsenal

Named after everbody’s favorite mashup genre, the company has gone 100% renewable with the addition of their new solar project

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Solar trade dispute: U.S. agrees to consultation w/ Korea, EU, China, Malaysia & Thailand

Through the consultation, the United States aims to settle the dispute over the 30% import tariffs introduced under Section 201.

Mosaic Solar breaks $1 billion, earns an ‘A-‘

KBRA has assigned Preliminary Ratings to the most recent Mosaic Solar Loan Trust. The aggregate amount is $317 million, with $273 million earning the A- rating.

Senate to vote on future of REAP in Farm Bill

The Senate will hold a cloture vote on their version of the Farm Bill tonight at 6:00, which comes in the wake of the House passing its Farm Bill last week, which gutted the popular renewable energy program for rural areas.

Kaua’i to near 70% renewables with massive solar + storage project

The 70 MWh energy storage system accompanying a 19 MW solar project is one of the largest batteries to be deployed in the United States, and is coming in at under 11 cents per kilowatt-hour.

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