Washington

REC Silicon hit by falling demand in Q2

The polysilicon maker has been a casualty of the trade war between the United States and China. Following layoffs, the company expects its plant in Washington to run at only 25% capacity until the trade war is resolved.

REC Silicon lays off 40% of US workforce, reduces production

The Norwegian polysilicon maker has announced that it will today lay off around 100 employees from its Washington plant and reduce production, as a “direct result” of the trade dispute between the United States and China.

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Growing stronger in adversity: An interview with Sungrow’s Steven Chan

In this interview with pv magazine, Sungrow USA CEO Steven Chan gives his perspective on the U.S. market in the wake of anticipated global module oversupply, as well as talking about the market dynamics around string versus central inverters.

Strata Solar to build largest solar power plant in Washington

The 28 MW-DC plant is part of an upcoming commercial and industrial solar program – Solar Solect – being offered by local power company Avista Utilities. The state expects to triple total solar capacity by the end of 2020.

ITEK Energy limits single-use plastic with reusable solar panel packaging

The U.S.-based PV module maker has partnered with EckPack to use its ‘Trio’ packaging technology.

TransAlta plans massive solar project on former coal mine in Washington

The Canadian power company is planning its first solar project, which will be up to 180 MW in capacity, on the former strip mine.

Policies for energy storage continue to move forward during Q3

NCCETC’s latest report on grid modernization shows that policies supporting the deployment of energy storage are on the rise throughout the United States.

REC Silicon sees 38% sales increase in Q3

Leading polysilicon producer REC Silicon posted revenue of $75.5 million in the third quarter – 23% above the previous quarter. REC saw a 38% increase in sales volume, despite polysilicon production for the quarter coming in slightly below guidance.

Module manufacturer Itek bucks trend, opens new factory

As the solar industry debates the long-term viability of U.S. module manufacturing rage in Washington, the company opened a new 48,000 square foot facility, positioning itself for potential marketshare gains if new sanctions on module imports are imposed.

Report: Residential, C&I solar permits surge in Florida, Nevada

South Carolina and Pennsylvania also saw significant increases in solar permits granted, but California and Colorado both dropped by nearly 30%, according to the latest OhmHome report.

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