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Sunrise brief: Duke Energy carbon plan sells ratepayers short 

Also on the rise: Mexico could reach its goal of 35% clean electricity by 2024. Trina Solar’s new 6.5 GW Vietnam wafer plant to exclusively supply U.S. market. And more.

Three western states to mandate electric vehicles, phasing out combustion engines

Oregon, Washington, and California will join the clean cars program, mandating that all new cars, trucks and SUVs be zero emissions.

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Solar performance reduced by up to 30% during peak wildfire seasons, report finds

National Center for Atmospheric Research scientists ran tests to improve the ability to forecast solar production around wildfire season.

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REC Silicon Q3 report reveals 24.7% dip in polysilicon sales

The company reports that disappointing earnings are the result of ongoing supply chain constraints affecting global shipments and order timing, indicating that it will pursue an additional price increase in 2023.

REC Silicon and Mississippi Silicon agreement bolsters U.S. solar supply chain

The recent Hanwha investment will enable a re-start of the currently idle Moses Lake plant in 2023 and make available high volumes of cost competitive, high quality, and low carbon solar grade polysilicon.

Sunrise brief: Renewables may replace hydro dams to restore endangered salmon

Also on the rise: Construction complete on largest solar farm in Nebraska. Renewable Energy Test Center releases 2022 Module Index Report. Job moves. And more.

Renewables may replace hydro dams to restore endangered salmon

In a race between governmental processes and the process of extinction, top elected officials in Washington State consider replacing hydro dams with solar and wind in an attempt to save the salmon.

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Porsche AG leads $400 million series C funding of US high-performance battery cell fabrication

Cellforce Group, a Porsche subsidiary, is named as a Group14 customer of materials to supply its production of high-performance lithium-silicon battery cells for Porsche EV models.

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Sunrise brief: Congress calls for end to solar panel tariffs in DOE budget meeting

Also on the rise: Get your Virginia interconnection now, solar regulation increasing in 2025. Former Tesla engineer to establish battery materials manufacturing in Moses Lake, Washington. Energy justice must play a larger role in clean energy transition. SEIA launches non-profit institute to accelerate growth of solar and storage. Solar tariffs led directly to delay of coal plant retirements. The Lithion HomeGrid Stack’d Series LFP battery has an adjustable form factor that is now UL certified. PPA approved for 100 MW Canadian Solar project in Louisiana.

Former Tesla engineer to establish battery materials manufacturing in Moses Lake, Washington

Sila plans to deliver silicon-based anode to power up to 500,000 electric vehicles—and more–per year.

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