Tariffs on steel, aluminum to hit racking, tracking & mounting systems makers

IHS Markit is already predicting a 1-3 cent per watt increase in PV system prices, with the greatest impact again on utility-scale solar.

Tesla to sell 25 MW battery as part of Salt River Project settlement

Judge ruled SRP acted illegally against solar power customers as a monopoly power by changing rates in 2015. Settlement does not end customer charge.


1366 abandons plans for New York factory

The innovative wafer maker will be building its first commercial-scale factory overseas.


U.S. energy storage begins to take off

Despite a lackluster Q4, GTM Research predicts that the U.S. energy storage market is going to boom in 2018, driven by both policy support and falling prices.

Trump’s steel, aluminum tariffs to increase solar costs

The president has announced a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10% on aluminum. While the details remain unclear, this will inevitably raise prices for PV installations.

Solaria suing partner over trade secret misappropriation

The company is suing Genesem, a South Korean equipment manufacturing partner, for using Solaria’s technology outside of agreements.

Tesla has begun installing world’s largest rooftop pv system

The battery, solar and EV maker’s Gigactory in Nevada is projected to be the world’s largest building by footprint when its completed, and its rooftop can fit roughly 100,000 solar panels.

Wacker’s US polysilicon factory still on hold

Following an explosion at a U.S. production facility in 2017, the German polysilicon producer is under investigation by local authorities. Wacker Chemie must now pay a fine of $20,000 for failing to comply with certain regulations regarding the provision of personal protective equipment and employee safety during maintenance work prior to the accident.

Enphase seeks Section 201 exclusion for AC modules

The company has registered as a lobbyist with K Street’s most experienced WTO law firm – Sidley Austin LLP.

Enphase shows turnaround in Q4 2017 results

The struggling microinverter maker narrowed losses considerably in Q4, as it unveils new products and expands in new markets.

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