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Silfab receives funds to develop U.S.-made back-contact N-type solar cells

Silfab Solar is one of seven awardees of DOE funding for projects that will use dual-use PV technologies to electrify buildings, decarbonize the transportation sector and reduce land-use conflicts.

Swiss company Staubli expands U.S. manufacturing of solar components

Staubli plans to increase manufacturing of American-made connectors and wire harnesses in its California and North Carolina facilities.

Solar market update: Southeast U.S.

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

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Duke Energy pilots incentive program for home solar and storage

The PowerPair program offers up to $9,000 for residential customers who install approved home solar-plus-battery systems.

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Duke Energy Progress seeks approval for 76 MW solar project in South Carolina

If approved, the project will be sited adjacent to the operational Robinson Nuclear Plant.

IRA clean energy projects to create 30,000 North Carolina jobs, $10 billion to GDP

Over $7.6 billion in wages are expected to be generated from already-announced Inflation Reduction Act supported projects, said a report from E2.

North Carolina appeals court weighs critical rooftop solar decision

Environmental advocates appealed a cut to rooftop solar generation exports, arguing that utility Duke Energy ignored the benefits of customer-sited solar in its internal analysis of net metering rates.

Duke Energy leasing EV chargers in North Carolina

The Charger Solution program enables users to install an EV charger with no upfront cost and monthly payments starting around $14 a month, according to Duke Energy.

Group interconnection studies: Beneficial but not a panacea

IREC’s latest analysis compares group studies with serial solar interconnection studies, concluding that while group studies can help manage queue challenges, they don’t significantly expedite necessary grid upgrades.

Duke completes sale of renewables business, renamed to Deriva Energy

As part of Brookfield, Deriva has 5.9 GW of clean energy assets operating and under construction.