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In the wake of the Section 201 tariffs, the United States is seeing a minor renaissance in solar module manufacturing. However, in terms of why this is happening, the tariffs are only one part of a more complicated story.

Seven U.S. cities to power municipal operations with renewables

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Will Driscoll outlines the plans of several large U.S. cities to power government buildings entirely with renewable energy.

What China’s subsidy pull-back means for U.S. solar (part 2): manufacturing

Global oversupply and a collapse in module prices are not good news for manufacturers. But the details are always more complex, and many of the factories planned for the United States appear to be staying the course.

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Oregon PUC pick is a committed renewables expert

Letha Tawney could be critical in bringing corporate renewable energy to Oregon.

Oregon utility seeks hundreds of megawatts of renewable energy

PGE is seeking the equivalent of 500-620 MW of utility-scale solar, with a minimum project capacity of 10 MW.

Jürgen Stein steps down as SolarWorld Americas CEO

As what may be the first sign of many changes, the President and CEO who led SolarWorld through the Section 201 case is being replaced by a restructuring veteran.

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SunPower to exit utility-scale solar development

The company is pivoting to DG solar and expanding its manufacturing as it continues to struggle with profitability.

Details released on ingot and wafer tools for sale

The hardware from Panasonic’s Oregon ingot and wafer factory is going up for auction on May 9th, and the company auctioning the equipment has released details on what is on the block.

SolarWorld Americas comments on duties exemptions for competitors, SunPower

Shortly before the announcement of its acquisition by SunPower, SolarWorld’s former U.S. subsidiary commented on the request by its competitors to be exempt from the new U.S. solar PV import tariffs.

A commitment to American manufacturing: An interview with SunPower CEO Tom Werner

In this interview with pv magazine SunPower CEO Tom Werner gets into the why and how of his company’s purchase of SolarWorld Americas, and what to expect from SolarWorld’s Oregon factory in the future.

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