First Solar to Consider U.S. Expansion if Democrat Spending Bill Passes

First Solar Inc, the top solar panel manufacturer in the U.S., announced this week intentions to consider expanding its American manufacturing footprint if proposed climate change legislation that would subsidize solar equipment production is signed into law. The company’s CEO, Mark Widmar, revealed this new position during a call with Wall Street analysis on Thursday. …

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Georgia Solar Panel Manufacturing Grows Again With New Factory


This Thursday, South Korean-based PV solar-cell manufacturer Q Cells announced its plans to open a new solar panel manufacturing facility in Dalton, GA. The new facility will be built as an expansion to Q Cells’ existing facility in the area.  The expansion is expected to cost $171 million and will create 470 new jobs once …

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Tandem PV Raises $6 Million to Build Solar Manufacturing Facility

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U.S. perovskite company Tandem PV has closed on the first half of a $12 million Series A raise after raising $6 million for building a pilot manufacturing facility in its headquarters of San Jose, California. The company will use this investment to manufacture its first commercial-grade tandem solar panels intended to equip customers with more …

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Biden Admin Warns About Hackers Disrupting Energy Sector

Ransomware Attack

As more and more industries rely on computers and internet accessibility, the risk of potential disruptions caused by hackers increases. It’s this risk that the Biden administration aims to make those in the energy sector aware of with a recent bulletin on Wednesday. The bulletin, released jointly by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National …

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Solar Set to Comprise 50% of U.S. Electricity Generation in 2022


According to a new report released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, almost half of the planned 2022 electric capacity additions in the United States are expected to be solar.  With 46.1 gigawatts of new utility-scale electric generating capacity projected to be added to the U.S. power grid, the EIA’s Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory …

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Chinese Factory Production Slows Amid Energy Crisis

Chinese Factory Production

Amid coal shortages and new energy usage goals, factories in China have been forced to limit or completely halt production to comply with energy use limits.  A new report shows just how these hurdles have impacted the nation’s overall production capabilities.  On Thursday, a new report showed that Chinese factory production contracted in September for …

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Canadian Solar Firm to Open New Manufacturing Center in New York

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Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that Canadian solar firm Ubiquity Solar Inc. will establish its first U.S. solar photovoltaic manufacturing center in the former IBM site located in Endicott, NY. The company is investing nearly $61 million into the project and expects to create up to 150 highly skilled jobs in the …

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Senators Announce New Tax Credit Bill for Offshore Wind

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As green energy continues to grow in importance due to climate change concerns, some nations are looking for new ways to encourage domestic green energy production. In the U.S., a new proposed bill could help drive up both domestic manufacturing and new offshore wind deployment. On Thursday, Senators Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Robert Menendez and …

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Hanwha Cimarron to Invest $130 Million Into New Alabama Manufacturing Plant

Hanwha Cimarron Alabama Manufacturing

This past Wednesday, Hanwha Cimarron LLC announced their new plans to invest $130 million into building a new manufacturing facility in Opelika, Alabama. The company, which produces filament-wound carbon fiber tanks and pressure vessels, expects that the new facility will lead to the creation of over 260 new jobs. Hanwha Cimarron was formed in December …

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New California Deal Could Kickstart U.S. Offshore Wind Boom

Offshore wind farm

As the shift to renewable energy sources continues, many industries such as solar power are planning to see new increases in production and overall business. However, there is one sector which is seeing rapid growth thanks to a government agreement: offshore wind. On Tuesday, the White House announced that a new agreement had been reached …

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