US: Rush to gas risks hundreds of billions in stranded assets

A new report by Rocky Mountain Institute finds that gas plants proposed across the United States over the next 15 years could be replaced by clean energy portfolios at a net savings, and that these projects are at risk of becoming stranded assets.

More U.S. jobs in solar than coal and nuclear combined

A new report from a think tank headed by former U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz reveals an additional 100,000 jobs with a part-time solar component, and hints at the political powerhouse that solar is becoming.

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Nextracker to supply trackers for 634 MW of First Solar projects

The tracker maker will also supply a new type of racking for the roll out of First Solar’s large-format Series 6 modules.

SunPower to exit utility-scale solar development

The company is pivoting to DG solar and expanding its manufacturing as it continues to struggle with profitability.

sPower, Array Technologies announce multi-gigawatt US tracker partnership

Over the next three years, Array expects to supply multiple gigawatts of trackers to the developer, as its “primary” tracker supplier.

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Walmart to host solar power on 130 more sites

The world’s largest retailer has slipped in recent rankings, but is planning to pursue more solar, both at its facilities and through third-party purchases of power.

Long read: China’s monocrystalline boom

Two large Chinese ingot and wafer makers have announced bold plans to expand their capacities beyond anything seen to date. In the process they could transform the entire upstream solar manufacturing landscape.

A commitment to American manufacturing: An interview with SunPower CEO Tom Werner

In this interview with pv magazine USA SunPower CEO Tom Werner gets into the why and how of his company’s purchase of SolarWorld Americas, and what to expect from SolarWorld’s Oregon factory in the future.

Shell envisions central role for solar in new report

Shell’s new report shows a world where solar meets the largest portion of primary energy demand as soon as 2050.

More than 20 PV makers request exemptions from US solar import duties

The list includes many of the big names in the industry as well as a request to exempt the entire EU panel industry.