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Sunrise brief: Cases are being made today on solar import tariffs

Also on the rise: Alliant Energy outlines its solar plans for Iowa, ENGIE NA scraps a solar+storage project, and distributed solar company Navisun has a new owner.

Investing in the long-term health of the U.S. solar industry

Extending section 201 tariffs for another four years and increasing the quota on imported cells is clearly in the long-term best interest of all downstream participants.


Sunrise brief: U.S. module supply risk is ‘material,’ warns analyst firm

Also on the rise: SEIA urges an end to Section 201 tariffs on solar imports, CATL signs a battery deal with startup EV maker Fisker, and Solar Landscape wins 46 community solar projects in New Jersey.

Another module maker may face WRO enforcement, Roth Capital warns

Given the WRO and the potential anti-circumvention tariff challenges, U.S. module supply risk is material, the analyst firm said in a note to clients.

Sunrise brief: Costs and savings of a home energy storage system

Also on the rise: The White House announces a pared-down framework for its Build Back Better agenda, Tesla orders 45 GWh of EV batteries, and New Jersey makes its community solar program permanent.

Tesla orders 45 GWh of EV batteries from CATL

Reports calculated that the single order would be enough to support production of 800,000 vehicles.

US solar module imports fall 27% in Q3

The largest single-quarter drop in three years comes as the American Solar Manufacturers Against Chinese Circumvention propose greater tariffs against Asian-imported modules.

Honeywell, Duke Energy partner on flow battery test project

The battery, which uses an electrolyte to convert chemical energy into electricity for storage and deployment, will begin testing in 2022 at Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology and Innovation Center in Mount Holly, North Carolina.

Plastic for solar panels?

Three companies are swapping out aluminum and glass in favor of plastic to save weight and add flexibility. We look at the pros and cons.


Sunrise brief: Consumers can drive decarbonization faster than utilities, study says

Also on the rise: Ohio officials approve more utility-scale solar, SCE will add 2,150 MWh of energy storage, and large format modules are headed for standardization in a move driven by a Chinese trade group.

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