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JinkSolar building $500 million ingot and wafer facility in Vietnam

The facility will have an annual manufacturing capacity of 7 GW and will be operational in the first quarter of 2022. The company said the new facility will provide additional content for modules assembled in Jacksonville, Florida.

L’Oreal achieves carbon-neutrality across US operations

French-headquartered beauty products company L’Oreal has reached carbon neutrality for scopes 1 and 2 emissions across its facilities in the US.

AltaRock clears hurdle in quest for ‘next generation’ geothermal resource

AltaRock Energy anticipates formal demonstration of the first SHR EGS well system by 2025 at Newberry Volcano near Bend, Oregon, followed by commercial development by 2030.

Minneapolis battery pilot will test vision for sharing solar power with neighbors

Four batteries are being installed at a North Minneapolis green jobs training center in one of the country’s first “virtual power plant” pilot projects. Each battery will simulate a household buying and selling power with neighbors.

Utility-scale solar PV pushes into higher AC voltages

The evolution of high-efficiency solar photovoltaic (PV) string inverters is driving a shift toward higher AC voltages in utility scale solar applications.

US, China commit to phase down climate-warming HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners –...

The EPA finalized a rule to start eliminating a class of climate-warming chemicals that are widely used as coolants in refrigerators, air conditioners and heat pumps.

City mayors around the globe pledge to ramp up renewables transition

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, USA, has launched the C40 Renewable Energy Declaration to help cities around the world accelerate the transition to clean energy resources in an equitable manner.
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Biden’s solar plan presents big opportunity for asset management firms

The Biden administration's solar goals require bigger and more efficient arrays, creating a massive opportunity for asset management firms.
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10 largest solar projects completed in the U.S. so far in 2021

The U.S. now has 53.7 GW of total solar capacity (including distributed generation). A pipeline of 17.4 GW of utility-scale capacity is under construction.

Enel Green Power taps ESS to deliver battery systems for solar+storage project in Spain

Oregon-based energy storage firm ESS Tech has been commissioned to deliver 17 of its long-duration Warehouse iron flow battery systems for a hybrid project in Spain.