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Silfab secures investment to expand its U.S. solar module production

The investment is expected to provide growth capital for increased domestic production and sourcing, and to enable new generations of modules.

Silfab doubles U.S. solar panel manufacturing capacity

The company opened a new plant north of Seattle and is now shipping a 370 W Prime series module.

PacifiCorp’s new IRP includes plans to ditch coal

While the full Integrated Resource Plan has yet to be submitted to regulators, we now know that PacifiCorp is planning no new investments in gas or coal, with plans to retire all coal units by 2040.

Watch: Seattle arena will sport 1.2 MW of rooftop solar, no washing required

The array on the $1 billion Climate Pledge Arena may not generate much energy in cloudy and rainy Seattle, but the solar panels are bound to be clean.

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Washington State awards low-income solar project grants

Nine projects received grants from the Low-Income Solar Deployment Program, part of the state’s Clean Energy Fund.

New rules move Washington State closer to carbon-free electricity

The rules apply to Puget Sound Energy, Avista and Pacific Power. The state’s Commerce Department developed similar rules that apply to municipal and other consumer-owned utilities.

REC Silicon could restart poly production at Moses Lake

The Norwegian polysilicon maker has been been frozen out of the Chinese solar market by political tensions between Beijing and the U.S. and mothballed its Washington State production line last year. However, two recent business agreements could change all that.

Pacificorp looks to add 4.3 GW of renewables and storage by 2023

The utility giant is making this procurement in accordance with its 2019 integrated resource plan, under which Pacificorp intends to add 11 GW of wind and solar by 2038, with an additional 2.8 GW of battery storage.

Silfab’s high-profile, high-reliability, North American-made solar installations

Silfab PV modules are found on NFL stadiums for the Panthers, Browns, Lions, and Steelers — as well as other prestige locations.

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US solar industry cut 65,000 workers due to Covid-19, erasing five years of solar job growth

New York, New Jersey, Pennsyvania, and Washington are among the states hit the hardest. SEIA’s analysis shows that vast majority of renewable energy job losses come from the solar energy industry.

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