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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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50 states of solar incentives: New Jersey

The pv magazine tour of solar incentives takes us to New Jersey, a historically healthy and active solar market, with a popular community solar program and a focus on electrifying the transportation sector.

Solar Landscape brings 1.3 MW of solar to Asbury Park School District

The electricity generated will be provided back to the school district at no cost, while Solar Landscape will collaborate with the Board of Education to provide renewable energy instruction to Asbury Park students.

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Maryland passes a pair of community solar bills

HB 1039 and HB 440 create tax incentives for the development of agrivoltaic community solar projects which serve low- and moderate-income customers on rooftops, brownfields, landfills, and clean fills, as well as increasing maximum project capacity to 5 MW.

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