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World’s largest advanced silicon EV battery material fab begins construction in U.S.

A 20 GW initial production capacity will take place at the Washington state plant run by Group 14 Technologies.


Silfab Solar raises $125 million for U.S. cell and module manufacturing

The North American module manufacturer announced a second investment round from ARC Financial Corp.

Avangrid activates the largest solar project in Washington State

The company achieved commercial operations on the 150 MW solar facility, supplying electricity to Puget Sound Energy. Plus, Avangrid reports 2022 financial performance.

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.


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.


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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