The Swiss-German solar machine and module manufacturer has announced it will redirect solar cell manufacturing machines planned for Germany to Colorado in order to get the factory up by the end of 2024, which would make all of their Arizona solar modules qualify for the IRA”s “domestic content”.
Also on the rise: Autonomous robots for solar installation gain traction. First utility deployment of new liquid metal battery system. And more.
Ambri advances collaboration with Xcel Energy for a long-duration energy storage project.
A Colorado State University study found that despite a 38% reduction in light availability, a C3 semi-arid grassland only reduced aboveground productivity and photosynthesis by 6%, pointing to the feasibility of grassland agrivoltaics.
Vikram reports that its new joint venture will build a 4 GW solar module production facility in Brighton, Colorado, followed by a wafer and ingot facility in a Southern State.
Also on the rise: BMW electric vehicle battery supplier breaks ground on 30 GWh factory. Solar development found to not impact biodiversity. And more.
Beginning July 1, new buildings must integrate energy efficient appliances and include pre-wiring for on-site solar and EV charging.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm was on hand for the opening of the Research and Innovation Laboratory, which will focus on plastics upcycling, next-generation batteries and advanced energy materials.
Also on the rise: First Solar acquires perovskite specialist Evolar. Wind and solar energy saved Texans $11 billion in 2022. And more.
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