The Norwegian polysilicon supplier – which has most of its manufacturing operations on U.S. soil – cannot give any estimate on when its production of polysilicon for solar will return, and has been left entirely dependent on the semiconductor products made by its Montana facility.
A World Trade Organization panel has found that state-level policies to incentivize the use of domestic solar products put imported goods from India and other countries at a disadvantage.
Despite the dismissive treatment of the issue by moderators, Democratic candidates for president had a lot to say about the specifics of decarbonization policies at the first debate.
REC Silicon has delayed full shutdown of its Moses Lake polysilicon operation until mid July as President Trump and his Chinese counterpart are scheduled to hold talks in Osaka in two weeks’ time.
Stock in the polysilicon manufacturer appeared to be recovering in early trading on the Oslo exchange this morning after it cancelled plans for a private placement of as many as 50 million shares.
With Washington Governor Jay Inslee signing his state’s 100% clean energy target into law yesterday, most of the easy victories have now been achieved, and the path forward is more complicated.
Yesterday Washington became the fourth state to mandate 100% carbon-free electricity, with promises to meet mandates early by Avista and PNM in New Mexico.
Happy Monday to you and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at TEP using sheep for brush control, Hawaiian energy leaders calling on Washington to go 100% solar, a 149 MW project planned in Michigan and everything else you need to start you week in solar.
Avangrid Renewables has signed a solar energy power contract with Puget Sound Energy for a 150 MWac solar power plant, the first solar power project over 30 MW in the state to reach this milestone. The land lease rate of $300/acre/year is 150x the prior $2/acre/year grazing rights the state land was paid.
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