Legal

BREAKING: HelioPower files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The case, filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, shows the California installer has liabilities of up to $10 million, owed to up to 5,000 creditors.

Out of Sungevity’s ashes, Solar Spectrum will rise using its assets and employees

The wind down of the former fifth-largest residential solar installer continues as its new owner purchases some of its contracts and promises to hire “a substantial majority” of the bankrupt company’s employees.

Potential disaster: Jigar Shah on Suniva’s Section 201 petition

Yesterday Suniva filed for “relief” under a little-known legal provision that would allow the president to take action normally not permitted to protect a domestic industry from imports. pv magazine sought Jigar Shah’s perspective on this case and possible outcomes, and it frankly doesn’t look good.

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BREAKING: Suniva petition could start new global solar trade war

Today Suniva filed for relief under a little-known act that could exempt the United States from global trade agreements and allow President Trump to take trade action against solar imports from multiple nations. Suniva is asking for a minimum import price of $0.78 per watt for modules and $0.40 for cells.

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Sungevity sacks 40 more workers without notice, changes name

After being rescued from bankruptcy earlier this week, the formerly Top 4 solar installer fired more employees with no formal notice – and changed its name to Spectrum Solar.

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BREAKING: Court approves Sungevity sale to Northern Pacific

A Delaware bankruptcy court judge yesterday approved the $50 million sale of the residential solar installer to private equity firm Northern Pacific Group.

Solaria demands jury trial in trade-secret theft lawsuit

In papers filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Oakland Division), the panel maker accuses three companies of stealing designs for its PowerXT modules and creating their own version, to the detriment of the company’s profits.

Suniva files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

Two weeks after laying off 131 employees without notice and closing its module plant in Michigan, one of the largest U.S. solar manufacturers has filed for bankruptcy.

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Microsoft to bypass PSE, buy renewables on the wholesale market in Washington

The tech giant has agreed to pay $24 million to the utility for the pleasure of circumventing its role.

BREAKING: Unsecured creditors challenge SunEdison settlement

In the seemingly unending saga that is the bankruptcy of SunEdison, its official committee of unsecured creditors filed objections to the plans to sell its shares in its two yieldcos, TerraForm Power and TerraForm Global.

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