No deal: US rejects EU’s WTO request for softer tariffs on solar

Joint communication between the European Union and the U.S. reveals that Washington has not agreed with suggestions from Brussels that EU solar imports were not causing any serious injury and thus should be subjected to a less penalizing tariff.

Global storage growth of 4.6% in 2017 reflects patchy state of sector

Despite hitting a record 1.17 GW of new grid-scale storage capacity in 2017, growth was a mere 4.6% on 2016 having surged 61% the year prior. Industry’s reliance on policy support means foundations for growth remain uneven, report finds. Average costs, however, fell by 24% last year.

Enphase and Panasonic announce AC module partnership

Market roll out of Panasonic’s HIT modules fitted with Enphase Energy’s new IQ7X Microinverter penciled in for May in North America, Enphase confirms.

EU, China request consultation with US over solar tariffs

Following the introduction of 30% graduated tariffs on U.S. imports of solar cells and modules, the European Union and China have joined South Korea and Taiwan in filing a complaint with the World Trade Organization.

Enphase share sale raises $20 million

The California-headquartered microinverter specialist announces private equity offering of 9,523,809 shares that have been sold to Chilean entrepreneur Isidoro Quiroga.

China pushes global clean energy investment to $333 billion in 2017

BNEF has found that U.S. investment levels fell 1% year-over-year, with the Section 201 case hanging over the head of the industry.

AES and Siemens launch energy storage platform with world’s largest li-ion battery

Collaboration between the U.S. energy firm and the German power electronics giant officially licensed on January 1, as details of a massive 100 MW/400 MWh lithium-ion battery storage project in California announced.

Record quarter for SolarEdge: 22% growth in Q3

Revenue for the power electronics company rises 22% sequentially in third quarter to reach $167 million, with more than 676 MW of inverters shipped

SMA warns of lower annual sales in light of component shortage

Third quarter financial update sees strong growth in Asia but weak U.S. large-scale project demand drags on overall sales. Order backlog increases 25% to $407 million.

Enphase narrows Q3 loss, records revenue increase

The microinverter specialist posted losses of $7 million in the third quarter but did manage to increase its revenue sequentially by 3% to $77 million.

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