Solar panel update from RE+Toledo Admin
Electricity was in the air at the RE+ conference in Anaheim, California, as more than 27,000 people were estimated to have attended the show. The nation’s largest energy conference was even more exciting than usual, since this was the first *large* U.S.-based solar show since 2019.
As always, solar modules from the world’s largest manufacturers were near the doors as pv magazine USA first walked in. But all around the floor (and outside) were other products of great interest.
Toledo Solar’s residential and commercial thin film solar panel was on display. The company’s product, the TS2-WS 115 Watt unit, is sized, constructed, and modeled after the FirstSolar Series 4 product. This makes a lot of sense, since the two companies are neighbors in Ohio.
The salesperson lauded the panel’s strong low light performance and low degradation values. And since they are manufactured in Ohio, the panels are seemingly eligible for the additional domestic content 10% tax credit due to the recently signed Inflation Reduction Act.
Philadelphia Solar is a new solar panel manufacturer from Jordan. The company had a sweet solar ping pong table that seemingly produced electricity as the company’s Chief Commercial Officer Mohammad Shehadeh announced via LinkedIn that they closed 330 MW worth of contracts at the show and are expanding to 1.5 GW/year of manufacturing capacity.
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