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
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
Heliene Expands to Minnesota: 1-GW Solar Plant, 1.5-GW Cell Factory
Heliene, a Canadian solar panel manufacturer, is expanding its operations to Minnesota, investing $145 million to build a 1GW solar panel and 1.5GW solar cell manufacturing plant. Production will begin in 2024/2025, with updates to existing facilities also taking place. Learn more about Heliene's ambitious expansion to the Midwest.
Jul 25, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Canada, solar cell, solar panel, North America, heliene
AI-Designed Solar Panels: Israel's Promise To Climate
Discover the groundbreaking research from Bar-Ilan University to reduce carbon emissions with new, AI-powered solar panels. Their panels are highly efficient and cost-effective, recently presented to VP Kamala Harris by President Herzog.
Jul 24, 2023 // Technology, Asia, Israel, solar panel
Trucks Take Solar: EnFoil’s Flexible Panels
EnFoil, a European startup, is revolutionizing the solar industry with their innovative 2mm thick CIGS-based flexible solar panels. With an efficiency of 17% and 150 Wp/m², talks to integrate their panels onto truck roofs have begun. The European Research Council has supported this project and UHasselt is recruiting a researcher - a recognition of the product's potential.
Jul 24, 2023 // Technology, Transport, Europe, solar panel, Hasselt University
Harness Raindrops: Solar-Powered TENGs
Harvest clean, renewable energy from raindrops with new bridge array generator - researchers propose a 5x increase in power output compared to conventional TENGs.
Jul 20, 2023 // Technology, solar panel, Tsinghua University
Maxeon Plants Solar Future in Mexico
Maxeon Solar Technologies' $70 million investment in a Mexicali solar panel manufacturing plant has increased annual production capacity to 1.8 GW, with plans for a US manufacturing hub in the works. Discover the details of this tariff-free supply for the US market.
Jun 28, 2023 // Manufacturing News, solar panel, Mexico, North America, Maxeon
"Miracle" Solar Panels Launching in China
Revolutionizing solar power: Chinese startup to begin production of ultra-efficient solar panels made from perovskite – 50% greater efficiency at half the cost – capable of retaining over 90% after 600 hours of operation. Ideal for building-integrated and space-based applications.
Jun 20, 2023 // Manufacturing News, China, Asia, solar panel, perovskite
First Solar Innovates: Bifacial CdTe Thin-Film Solar Panel
First Solar has developed the first bifacial solar panel using their CdTe thin-film technology. Transparent back contact technology offers bifacial energy gain & lower operational temperature. First Solar investing $370 million in R&D innovation center for thin-film & tandem PV module production.
Jun 15, 2023 // Manufacturing News, First Solar, solar panel
Orsted commits to recycling solar panels
Designer has partnered with a United States specialist to procedure and recycle its end-of-life modules
Jun 7, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, solar panel, North America, Orsted
Indian panel maker Saatvik has plans for a 1.5-GW manufacturing facility in U.S.A.
Indian solar panel producer Saatvik informed Solar Power World it is exploring alternatives to open a 1.5-GW panel manufacturing plant in the United States. Saatvik currently supports a 1.5-GW plant in Haryana, India (that must broaden to 3 GW by September 2023), and is also developing a brand-new 2.5-GW panel and cell center in Gujarat, India.
Jun 1, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, India, Asia, solar panel, North America, Saatvik
Wood Mackenzie: China's Solar Exports Boom 64% In 2022 Despite Global Trade Tensions
High power costs obliged consumers as well as designers from around the globe to get even more photovoltaic panels from China. Europe continued to be the China's top solar module export market with 56% share.
May 24, 2023 // Market Research, Wood Mackenzie, China, Asia, solar cell, solar panel, Alex Whitworth
Toyota Gives Solar Panels A Redo With Vibrant Colors And Patterns
The majority of photovoltaic panels are a boring black, but Toyota has generated a first-of-its-kind innovation that permits them to be much more colorful
May 16, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Toyota, solar panel
Households investmenting photovoltaic panels might get to break-even factor sooner than anticipated
New research suggests that lots of households can recover cost on their photovoltaic panels investments as early as 2027, as solar electrical power ends up being an extra competitive electrical energy source, according to researchers at the University of Surrey, who have published their searchings for in the journal Patterns.
May 11, 2023 // Technology, solar panel, University of Surrey, Ravi Silva
Previous auto glass plant to be refurbished to make glass for First Solar panels
Glass company Vitro has entered into an agreement to make glass for Very first Solar thin-film solar panels at Vitro's architectural glass production line in Cochranton, Pennsylvania. Vitro will certainly invest $93.6 million to restore and modernize the production line at its Meadville Plant.
Apr 27, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, First Solar, solar panel, Vitro
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