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Commerce Department AD/CVD ruling calls for continued tariffs on solar imports

The ruling is a mistake that the solar industry will have to deal with for the next several years, according to a solar trade group CEO.

Portable off-grid solar and battery kit from Canada

SEI Logistics secured nearly $40,000 in Canadian tax incentives for its portable, folding solar panels with batteries, designed to work in harsh and remote environments.

Solar and storage prices soared as a result of market disruptions, NREL reports

The Covid-19 pandemic, tariffs, the Uyghur Forced Labor Act all created such significant market disruptions between Q1 2021 and Q1 2022 that NREL researchers looked at both short-term distortions and long-term trends in its most recent annual cost benchmark report.

KORE Power raises capital from Siemens and Quanta for 6 GWh Arizona gigafactory

With initial output anticipated in late 2024, production at the KOREPlex gigafactory in Arizona is expected to double to 12 GWh of lithium-ion battery cells produced to meet expected market demand in energy storage and electric mobility applications.

Powin partners with SMA America for 2 GW supply agreement

Powin is expected to install battery systems over the next few years with SMA’s power inverters and other solutions.

Brick and iron heat battery for zero-carbon industrial processes

Bill Gates-backed Rondo Energy released the “brick toaster” heat battery, a unit that stores renewable energy and dispatches heat and electricity for processes in steel, cement, chemical manufacturing, and more.

Qcells, European consortium launch production line for tandem silicon-perovskite solar cells

South Korea-based Qcells and a research group led by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have established a pilot manufacturing line for silicon-perovskite tandem cells in Thalheim, Germany. The project aims to speed up the technology’s mass manufacturing and market penetration.

Off-grid solar plus storage EV ARC systems to be deployed by Puerto Rico government agencies

Puerto Rico’s power grid requires more than $130 billion in repairs after recent hurricanes. Solar and storage companies have provided distributed energy solutions in the aftermath of increasing storms.

Canadian Solar ships 6 GW of solar panels in strong Q3 22, with revenue a 57% yearly increase

Subsidiary CSI Solar, which produces about 10 bifacial and mono solar module models, remains on track to list on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in early 2023.

Sunrise brief: Canadian Solar business inks battery deal with UBS

Also on the rise: Michigan’s regulator appears friendlier to solar. Canadian Solar’s battery business inks a large supply agreement for a global investor. And more.