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The Alliance's Statement on the Auxin Solar Case

The Commerce decision in the Auxin case today makes it clear that the current solar supply chain is deeply challenged.

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IEA Supply Chain Report Deep Dive Part 3: Solar Manufacturing Economics

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Part 3 of the Alliance's deep dive on the IEA's "Special Report on PV Global Supply Chains."

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Not All Solar Is Created Equal

Statements from Ultra Low-Carbon Alliance Members on the House Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

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The Alliance's Statement on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

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The IEA: High Carbon Emissions in Chinese Solar Manufacturing

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Part 2 of the Alliance's deep dive on the IEA's "Special Report on PV Global Supply Chains."

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IEA: The Current Solar Supply Chain is Extremely Fragile

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Part 1: The Alliance does a deep dive on the IEA's "Special Report on PV Global Supply Chains."

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Securing Our Solar Goals – The Pathway to a Better Supply Chain

Solar buyers play an important role in establishing a resilient solar supply chain.

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SEMA Coalition

Alliance members ask President Biden to support the Solar Energy Manufacturing Act (SEMA)

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Department of Energy

The Alliance Submits Comments Regarding the Energy Sector Supply Chain Review

The Alliance submitted comments to the DOE regarding the Biden Administration’s ongoing review of the energy sector supply chain.

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The Role of Utilities In Creating A Sustainable Solar Supply Chain

When trying to decarbonize a major source of energy, the role utilities cannot be ignored. With appropriate market signals, utilities can leverage their purchasing power to support smart policies that help advance ULCS and our sustainability goals.

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State of California Energy Commission

The Alliance Submits Comments Regarding the IEPR Commissioner Workshop on Building Decarbonization

On Thursday, the Alliance submitted comments to the CEC regarding it’s IERP Commissioner Workshop encouraging the workshop to include an increased focus on the embodied carbon in recently mandated solar for new residential construction in California.

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Advancing American Clean Energy Innovation and Manufacturing

Increasingly, policy proposals are being crafted to incentivize clean energy innovation. The SEMA bill is another step in the right direction.

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Decarbonizing the Solar Supply Chain

Increasingly there are tools available to help the coal-conscious purchaser.

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Solarge

Q&A Series: Huib van den Heuvel and Solarge

Solarge is the Alliance’s most recent member. A pre-commercial start-up, Solarge is poised to reshape solar PV manufacturing with new low-carbon inputs.

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Q CELLS

Q&A Series: Lindsay Cherry and Hanwha Q CELLS

Lindsay Cherry answered the Alliance's question about Q CELLS' solar operations.

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Q&A Series: Frank van Mierlo from 1366 Technologies

The Alliance interviewed Frank van Mierlo from 1366 Technologies, an innovative solar wafer company nearing commercial launch. 1366 Technologies is one of the most recent new members to join the Alliance.

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Not All Solar Is Created Equal

ESG Issues Play a Growing Role in Solar PPA Negotiations

Companies pursuing PPAs can accelerate their goals with ULCS.

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The Biden Administration is Pedal to the Metal on Developing EVs

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The rise in EVs will also drive a scaling need for charging stations. ULCS should power those stations.

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Q & A Series: Karl Brutsaert from First Solar

The Alliance is continuing our member profile series with a conversation with First Solar’s Vice President – Americas Region, Karl Brutsaert.

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Not All Solar Is Created Equal

Strong Market Signals and Bold Policy are Needed to Secure a Sustainable Future for Solar

Bernreuter Research raises two very important issues about the sustainability of the current solar supply chain that solar buyers and national policy makers need to take seriously.

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Rec

Q & A Series: David Verdu and REC Group

We’re continuing our member interview series with David Verdu of REC Solar Norway AS! You can learn about how REC Solar Norway is a part of REC Group, and how the company is slashing its carbon footprint below.

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Norweigan Crystals

Q & A Series: Gøran Bye and Norwegian Crystals

Norwegian Crystals CEO Gøran Bye has a lot to say about solar, silicon crystals, and Norwegian Crystals’ big plans for expansion! Check out the interview below.

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Cal Matters

Q & A Series: Chuck Sutton of REC Silicon

The Alliance is proud to continue our member interview series! This time we’re happy to speak with Chuck Sutton, Vice President FBR Sales with REC Silicon based in Washington state.

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South Korea is implementing Carbon Footprint Assessment regulations for the PV market

South Korea recently announced that the country is implementing a Carbon Footprint Assessment standard for the solar modules employed under its RPS and other public projects

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Cal Matters

Q & A Series: Dr. Carsten Rohr from NorSun

The Alliance is excited to launch our new Q & A series highlighting our members contributions to ULCS! First, we spoke with Dr. Carsten Rohr from NorSun.

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Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Solar: the French Model

Cecilia Bergman of PINK Strategy writes about the French solar market in the Alliance's first piece in our guest author series.

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The EV revolution is here but how will we power it?

GM’s recent announcement that they will transition to producing only electric vehicles by 2035 reflects a broad change currently sweeping through the transportation sector. Read more about it here.

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Not All Solar Is Created Equal

Alliance Member Hemlock Releases New White Paper on Ultra Low-Carbon Solar (ULCS)

Founding ULCS Alliance member, Hemlock Semiconductor, recently released a white paper detailing how to use PV buying practices to advance ULCS.

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The Alliance Submits Comments Regarding California's Clean Energy Bill, SB 100

The Alliance submitted comments to the Californian Energy Commission encouraging the state to consider embodied carbon and the role of ultra low-carbon solar as part implements its clean energy programs.

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The Alliance Submits Comments to French Government

The Alliance submitted comments to the French government supporting the country’s program to value reduced embodied carbon [thresholds for] in solar projects.

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Not All Solar Is Created Equal

Not All Solar Is Created Equal

Every Solar Project Beats a Fossil Fuel Plant, But We Can Make Solar Even Cleaner – Here’s How

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