Silevo technology ditched as Tesla’s Buffalo fab run by Panasonic

Panasonic’s solar manufacturing deal with Tesla at the former SolarCity 1GW solar cell and module assembly plant at RiverBend, Buffalo, New York State, which was recently renamed Gigafactory 2 by Tesla is to be ramped to its 1GW nameplate capacity exclusively by Panasonic in 2019.

Tesla/SolarCity/Silevo/Panasonic 1GW Buffalo fab’s known unknowns

The lack of information in a joint press release from Tesla and Panasonic, confirming a solar cell manufacturing partnership at the SolarCity/Silevo 1GW Buffalo fab in New York State was not a surprise, especially considering it merely rubber stamped an MOU previously announced that was only subject to the successful acquisition by Tesla of SolarCity.

SolarCity lowers install guidance for third time

Leading US residential solar installer SolarCity has lowered full-year installation guidance for the third time in 2016, while retaining the possibility of record installs in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Nevada votes to end NV Energy monopoly

Receiving almost three quarters of the votes, Nevada voters have passed a ballot measure that aims to break up NV Energy’s monopoly and liberalise the electricity market to more competition.