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Alliance LTE: Bad Practices in the Solar Power Supply Chain

If the solar industry is going to continue to thrive, it needs transparency and sustainability throughout its supply chain.

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Meyer Burger

Meyer Burger secures sustainable supply chain for production of highly efficient "clean" solar modules

Alliance members Meyer Burger and Wacker have teamed up to produce Ultra Low-Carbon Solar heterojunction module.

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The Case for Taking Back Solar

Installing a lot more solar is part of the path to clean, renewable energy. But we also need to be producing the entire supply chain.

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Not All Solar Is Created Equal

The Alliance Statement regarding the Congressional Hearing on H.R. 1512 The CLEAN Future Act

The Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance has submitted the following statement about the CLEAN Future Act.

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Cal Matters

Alliance Authors a Second White Paper, "Solar Is At A Fork In The Road"

The Alliance released a new white paper which highlights the role corporate solar purchasers will play in the future of embodied carbon in solar panels.

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Cal Matters

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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REC Group claims lowest carbon footprint for silicon

Small polysilicon producer REC Solar Norway has claimed a carbon footprint of 11.2kg CO2-eq per kg silicon, which was verified by EPD Norway and published Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for solar grade silicon and for multicrystalline silicon blocks made by REC.

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Not All Solar Is Created Equal

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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Cal Matters

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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Cal Matters

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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Not All Solar Is Created Equal

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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