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Folded Steel Solar Module Frame Nets DOE Prize

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Origami Solar’s steel frame is designed to reduce costs and carbon footprint, and address supply chain barriers.

Origami Solar, developers of a patent-pending steel solar module frame, has advanced to the semi-final round of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) American-Made Solar Prize competition. The company won a $50,000 prize and will next compete for a prize of $100,000. The unique folded frame is roll-formed steel, which the company says lowers material cost and reduces emissions from production as it requires less time to make and can be sourced through local or regional supply chains.

According to Origami Solar, using aluminum for module frames contributes more than ten times the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than its steel frames. The company said emissions are 14 kg of per 1 kg of aluminum, whereas steel production results in about 1.2 kg of GHGs for every 1 kg of steel. Recycled steel produces even less GHGs.

“It is exciting to see Origami Solar recognized by the DOE because steel frames have the potential to improve the mechanical durability of solar panels, especially large-format designs,” commented Jenya Meydbray, CEO of PV Evolution Labs (PVEL.)

The American-Made Solar Prize is a multi-million-dollar prize competition designed to energize U.S. solar innovation through a series of contests and the development of a diverse and powerful support network that leverages national laboratories, energy incubators, and other resources across the country. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office and directed and administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

In August 2020, Toledo Solar received a federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the doe for the development of cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar modules with glass-enameled steel backs.

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NuZee Prices $3.4 Million Underwritten Public Offering of Common Stock

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PLANO, Texas, Aug. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NuZee, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUZE), a leading U.S. producer and co-packer of single serve coffee formats, today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 4,200,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $0.82 per…

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Humanity Forward Celebrates Senate Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Humanity Forward is celebrating lawmakers for making unprecedented progress in the fight against climate change through the Senate’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill, which is expected to reach President Biden’s desk this…

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Sodus Man Arrested for Robbery and Grand Larceny

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Police say a Sodus man was taken into custody on a bench warrant Friday afternoon. According to a news release, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office arrested Ryan J. Laws, 44, of Sodus for robbery and grand larceny. Laws was remanded to the Wayne County Jail where he is pending arraignment.

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