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Summit Ridge to procure 800 MW of Qcells solar panels

The recent agreement brings the total to 2 GW of solar modules that the community solar specialist will purchase from Qcells, mostly manufactured in its facility in Georgia.

Solar market update: Southeast U.S.

State-by-state insights shared at the RE+ Southeast conference held in Atlanta this month.


Suniva and Heliene partner to produce all U.S.-made solar modules

Under a three-year sourcing contract, Suniva will supply domestically manufactured solar cells to Heliene for incorporation into its solar modules.

Potential effect of the 2024 solar eclipse on solar energy production

To compensate for potential loss of solar energy flowing to the grid, grid operators will have to be ready to rely on other sources to ensure grid stability, as was done during the 2017 and 2023 eclipse episodes.

U.S. states have a lot of work to do on energy policy

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance rates states on policies related to energy democracy and accountability, and with 26 receiving failing grades, this year’s scorecard suggests that states can do far better.

Sunrise brief: Tax credit transferability attracting billions to grid-scale solar and batteries

Also on the rise: Ascend Elements raises additional $162 million for Kentucky battery recycling facility. Georgia utility “adamantly opposed” to community solar. And more.

Georgia utility “adamantly opposed” to community solar

Georgia Power is “adamantly opposed” to a bill that would establish a market for community solar. The state ranks high in the nation in utility-scale solar deployment but is near the bottom in rooftop and distributed solar.

Solar panel glass plant planned for Georgia 

Solarcycle plans to invest an estimated $344 million in a solar glass manufacturing facility, bringing 600 new full-time jobs to Polk County and bolstering the U.S. solar supply chain.

Sunrise brief: Suniva to restart idled solar cell factory in Georgia

Also on the rise: Lithos technology reduces water use in lithium extraction. Solar tracker provider Nextracker amps up its 2024 earnings guidance. And more.

Suniva to restart idled solar cell factory in Georgia

Suniva ordered equipment for thermal process steps annealing, diffusion and anti-reflective coating and passivation from Germany’s Centrotherm, as it proceeds with plans to expand high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cell production in Norcross, Georgia.

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