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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

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

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Alliance Authors New White Paper, "Coal Fired Solar vs. Ultra Low-Carbon Solar"

The Alliance just released a new white paper detailing the clear differences between Ultra Low-Carbon Solar and coal-fired alternatives, and reputational risks that the latter pose to corporate buyers.

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Spare capacity exists to support a supply chain shift, industry group says

Michael Parr of the Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance said that excess production capacity in the U.S. and EU could support a call for a supply chain shift.

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NorSun's wafers first in the world to receive Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), certifying its low CO2 footprint

Alliance member NorSun has received the first ever EPD certifying a low CO2 footprint for their mono-crystalline silicon wafers.

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California can lead the nation in making solar energy even cleaner

As California decarbonizes its grid and transportation, it can also decarbonize the industrial supply chain for solar energy.

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The Alliance Statement on Forced Labor in the Solar Supply Chain

The Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance has the following message in response to the recent New York Times article regarding forced labor in the solar supply chain.

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Not All Solar Is Created Equal

Influential solar panel players launch alliance to promote their low-carbon products

A new alliance dedicated to deploying ultra low-carbon solar energy today announced its formation. Leading renewable energy companies have joined together to launch the Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance.

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Not All Solar Is Created Equal

Not all solar panels are created equal, according to the Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance

As the world accelerates towards decreasing carbon emissions, so too should the solar industry’s supply chain. This was the idea that has led to the founding of the Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance, which officially launched today.

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South Korea introduces carbon footprint rules for solar modules

The regulations will come into force on June 15 and will entail panel carbon footprints being calculated according to life cycle assessments of their environmental impacts according to the KS I ISO 14040 Korean standard.

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France makes 44 GW solar target official

Today’s edition of the Official Journal of the French Republic featured two long-awaited decrees: One concerning the multi-year energy program and another on national carbon budgets and the state’s low-carbon strategy.

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If You Could Buy Better Solar...

Why wouldn't you? The Watts Up crew is joined by Michael Parr the Executive Director of Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance. During the conversation hear from Michael about the game-changing outlook The Alliance is challenging manufacturers to establish which results in massive carbon reduction in the creation of solar modules.

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A Brighter Future

"What if we could make renewable energy sources even cleaner?" In this introductory video, we explain that how you manufacture solar panel materials can make a big difference in the "embodied carbon" (supply chain emissions) of solar projects. Ultra low-carbon solar is available in the market now and deploying it can help companies and governments meet their sustainability commitments faster.

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