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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.


Advancing iron and salt batteries with $8 million in seed funding

Inlyte Energy moves forward in development of a nearly 50-year old battery technology with ARPA-A award, recent acquisition of Beta Research and new funding by At One Ventures.

New US solar manufacturers likely to choose TOPCon

At the recent pv magazine RoundtablesUS 2023 event, four experts weighed in on PV module choices now and into the future, with TOPCon in the spotlight, but perovskite and tandem HJT on the not-too-distant horizon.

Qcells completes expansion of $2.5 billion Georgia solar manufacturing facility

The addition marks the first phase of Qcells’ factory expansion and brings module production capacity to more than 5.1 GW.

USA: Accelerating large-scale solar development while minimizing land use impact

Historic land use agreement unites developers, environmental organizations and local interest groups, and is the result of a 20-month Solar Uncommon Dialogue convened by Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment, the Solar Energy Industries Association, and The Nature Conservancy.

Honeywell invests in US iron flow battery specialist ESS

Honeywell purchased $27.5 million in ESS common stock and intends to purchase $300 million in ESS product, with $15 million prepaid. The collaboration enables Honeywell to integrate ESS technology into its global offering, and ESS gains license to Honeywell’s flow battery intellectual property.

Qcells to sign $3 billion supply agreement for US-made polysilicon

Hanwha Qcells will make sizable prepayments to help restart the REC Silicon plant in Moses Lake, Washington, by Nov. 1, with a goal of reaching full capacity by the end of 2024.

US startup unveils pre-assembled residential solar canopy

Nevada-based World4Solar has designed HelioWing, a modular solar canopy that comes preconfigured and can be installed in just one day.

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