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Silfab Solar secures funds to develop US-made back-contact n-type PV cells

Silfab Solar is one of seven recipients of US Department of Energy (DoE) funding for projects that will rely on dual-use PV technologies to electrify buildings, decarbonize the transportation sector, and reduce land-use conflicts.

Bifacial panels, representing 98% of U.S. solar imports, may soon be subject to tariffs

The Biden Administration is expected to revoke tariff exemptions on bifacial solar modules following a petition led by Qcells, a company with a multi-billion-dollar investment in U.S. manufacturing.

US solar industry calls for domestic content rules to support manufacturing

A recent report from the Solar Energy Manufacturers for America Coalition (SEMA) shows that with stronger support in the early stages, US module manufacturers would rely less on imports from Chinese-owned companies for materials.

GameChange Solar to expand US production of PV trackers to 35 GW

GameChange Solar says it will expand US production of solar trackers to 35 GW, supplying systems with 70% domestic content, and potentially increasing to more than 85%.

First Solar opens manufacturing plant in India

India’s first fully vertically integrated solar manufacturing plant will produce First Solar’s Series 7 solar PV modules developed at the company’s research centers in the U.S. The facility employs 1,000 workers.

Solar manufacturers unite to develop standards for 700 W-plus modules

Solar module size standardization will enhance supply chain efficiencies, boost production, and lower costs, according to the 700W+ Photovoltaic Open Innovation Ecological Alliance, which aims to accelerate the industrialization of PV modules above 700 W.


CubicPV announces $1 billion long-term silicon supply agreement

OCIM, a South Korean polysilicon manufacturer, will supply CubicPV with U.S.-compliant silicon for development of solar wafers.

KU Leuven spinoff plans MW-scale production of solar-hydrogen panels

Solhyd, a KU Leuven spinoff, is refining its technology to reach megawatt-scale production of hydrogen-producing solar panels with a €6 million ($6.5 million) investment from a consortium of Flemish investors.

Major U.S. solar developer announces recycling plans

EDF Renewables North America signs on with Solarcycle to recycle damaged or broken solar panels.


India will overtake Southeast Asia as the second-largest solar module producer by 2025

A Wood Mackenzie report forecasts China will dominate solar manufacturing through 2026, holding more than 80% of poly, wafer, cell and module manufacturing capacity for the next three years.


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