North America

US Overhaul on Trade Needed: First Solar CEO
First Solar is advocating for trade enforcement as module prices reach record lows. Biden's duties on Chinese imports and US Inflation Reduction Act's new incentives could help strengthen US solar manufacturing. First Solar calls for a level playing field for fair competition.
Sep 22, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, North America, Joe Biden
First Solar Breaks Ground in LA: 3500MW Expansion by 2026
First Solar has broken ground on a record-breaking $1.1bn PV panel manufacturing facility in Louisiana. The facility, expected to start commercial shipments by the first half of 2026, will create 500 construction jobs and increase the company's nameplate manufacturing capacity by 3500MW.
Sep 22, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, First Solar, solar panel, North America, Louisiana
Enfinity Acquires 546-MW of Solar Power Assets
Enfinity Global has recently acquired solar assets in Colorado, producing enough to power 57,000 US households. $380 million raised to continue renewable energy development.
Sep 22, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Colorado, North America, Enfinity Global, solar assets
Saint-Gobain: 100-MW N. American Solar PPA Signed
TotalEnergies is providing Saint-Gobain with clean energy from 100 MW of its 400 MW solar project in Texas, reducing emissions by 90,000 tonnes annually. This is the third PPA for Saint-Gobain in North America, helping reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.
Sep 21, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Texas, North America, Solar Project, Saint-Gobain, TotalEnergies
California: BLM Seeks Input on 400-MW Solar Plan
The US Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public input on the proposed Easley Solar project, a 400-MW PV farm in California. Comment for 30 days until October 15 and attend the public meeting October 4. Help evaluate environmental impact of the 2,700 acre complex.
Sep 20, 2023 // Plants, USA, North America, PV Power Plant, BLM
Silfab Builds Solar Cell Factory in South Carolina
Canadian PV manufacturer Silfab Solar Inc has announced an investment of $150 million to construct a solar cell factory in South Carolina, creating 800 jobs and 2 GW of PV cells and 1.2 GW of modules a year. The project has been approved for job development credits.
Sep 20, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America, South Carolina, Silfab Solar Inc
Gautam Solar's TOPCon Modules Soar into US Market
Gautam Solar offers complimentary remote monitoring service for customers who have registered their projects. Get peace of mind and worry-free maintenance with Gautam Solar's innovative monitoring service for registered projects.
Sep 18, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, India, Asia, North America, Gautam Solar, TOPCon Module
ENEL Delivers 369 MW of BESS to Texas Grid
Enel has tripled its utility-scale energy storage capacity in Texas, providing 369MW/555MWh of dispatchable energy to the grid. Enel is leading the way in energy storage, demand response and electric vehicle charging, paving the way for greater grid stability and resilience.
Sep 15, 2023 // Storage, USA, Enel, North America
200MW Pleasant Valley Solar Project Powers Idaho's Grid
Matrix Renewables and RPlus Energies have teamed up to launch the largest solar facility in Idaho Power's service territory. Together with Meta and Idaho Power, they are providing clean, renewable energy support to Meta's new data centre, helping transition to a sustainable future.
Sep 15, 2023 // Plants, USA, North America, Idaho, rPlus Energies, Matrix Renewables
Samsung C&T Offloads 3-GW Texas Solar, Storage Portfolio to Sunraycer
Samsung C&T and Sunraycer Renewables partner to develop and permit a 3GW portfolio of solar and energy storage projects in Southern Texas, set to be energised between 2025-2026. Explore upcoming ventures in the US renewables market.
Sep 14, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, North America, Samsung C&T, Sunraycer Renewables
First Solar Scores 2 GW Order from Longroad Energy
First Solar secures 2GW order from Longroad Energy for thin-film PV modules, increasing total purchase to near 8GW. Longroad Energy Co-Founder & COO shares values & vision for sustainable energy future and First Solar sets up fifth factory in Louisiana.
Sep 13, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, First Solar, North America, longroad energy, thin film modules
Dimension Secures $237M for 120-MW Solar Portfolio
Dimension Renewable has secured financing of USD 237 million to construct 28 distributed generation solar projects across the US. The projects, with a total capacity of 120-MW DC, will provide power to over 12,000 households, with more than half being low-to-moderate income households, by 2021.
Sep 12, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Dimension
Sumitomo & Advantage Capital Launch 2GW US Solar Business
Perennial Renewables LLC is a joint venture between Sumitomo Corporation of Americas and Advantage Capital. The company is developing 2 GW of solar photovoltaic projects in the Midwest and Northeastern US, with operations by 2024. Additionally, plans to add new renewable energy projects are underway to help Sumitomo achieve 5 GW of renewable energy assets by 2030.
Sep 12, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Sumitomo Corporation, Perennial Renewables
Bringing US Jobs Back: Nextracker Launches Nevada Facility
Nextracker Inc and Unimacts launch dedicated manufacturing line in Las Vegas to produce steel components for US solar tracker projects, supporting gigawatts of utility-scale projects annually with potential to reach projects in Indiana and Kentucky. Plant to operate with 100 staff, potential to double by 2024.
Sep 12, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America, Nextracker, Solar Tracker, Unimacts
Trina Launches 5-GW US Solar Factory
Trina Solar is building the largest single-site silicon solar panel factory in the US, creating 1,500 jobs and investing over $200 million. Producing Vertex modules with 210-mm wafers, the 1 million-sq-ft facility is set to come online in 2024. Be part of the US solar market revolution with Trina Solar's 25+ years of experience and 150 GW of modules shipped worldwide.
Sep 12, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, solar panel, silicon, Trina Solar, North America