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Nonprofit offers community solar informational resource

Solar United Neighbors announced the nationwide launch of its Community Solar Project platform.

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.

Solar-plus-storage SEIA code proposals for risk designation receive preliminary ICC approval

Without the SEIA proposals, solar-plus-storage projects would have needed to meet FEMA code S76-22 approval for Risk Category 4 , a risk category reserved for hospitals, fire, police and emergency services.

Panasonic launches new warranty package for solar and battery storage

The company now offers a 25-year warranty for its panels and 10 years for its energy storage system.

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Sanyo settles solar delamination lawsuit, lawyers win big

A series of mid-2000s solar panels manufactured by Sanyo and sold via Panasonic had consistent front side lamination issues. While the settlement concluded that module buyers would receive prorated refunds, the lawfirm received over $1.7 million.

50 States of Solar Incentives: Maryland

A historically solar-friendly state, Maryland’s capacity addition projections in the next few years are underwhelming, despite a suite of supportive policies and grants throughout the state.

Mississippi revamps its net metering policy

The new program tackles barriers to solar adoption for low-income customers through a net metering rate adder and a one-time $3,500 upfront cash rebate.

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Lithium-ion battery fire danger causes recall of 433,000 solar LED umbrellas

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada issued a joint recall for patio umbrellas due to fires caused by the lithium-ion batteries. overheating

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RETC releases 2022 Module Index Report

In addition to outlining the performances of leading solar modules in a range of tests designed to replicate the stresses modules experience in the field, the 2022 PV Module Index report also looks forward at emerging trends in the industry and upcoming technical standard changes.

North Carolina court bars HOAs from banning rooftop solar

The North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled to protect homeowners’ right to install rooftop solar, reversing an earlier Court of Appeals decision.

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