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Commerce pushes preliminary solar antidumping tariff decision to December 1, 2022

The U.S. Department of Commerce has delayed its ruling on the anticircumvention/antidumping case levied against four Southeast Asian countries alleged of harboring tariff-dodging solar goods.

Due to forced labor concerns, U.S. ports have blocked over 1,000 shipments of solar components

Panel shipments collectively worth hundreds of millions of dollars are blocked from entering the U.S. market as they have failed scrutiny under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, said Reuters.

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Sunrise brief: First Solar to expand U.S. solar manufacturing by 4.4 GW

Also on the rise: Polysilicon price relief in 2023 as industry scales to 500 GW capacity. SolarEdge investigated for alleged patent violation. And more.

SolarEdge investigated for alleged patent violation

The U.S. International Trade Commission launched the investigation following a lawsuit from power electronics competitor Ampt.

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Sunrise brief: About 20% of utility-scale solar capacity was delayed in the first half of 2022

Also on the rise: Ford Motors commits to largest purchase of solar energy from a utility. Michigan pledges to cover over 1200 public buildings with solar. And more.

Pink Energy files lawsuit against Generac

A complaint filed in Virginia claims that due to faulty parts and failure to communicate promptly, Pink Energy has incurred tens of millions of dollars in damages and suffered harm to its reputation and goodwill.

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Sunrise brief: Solar industry responds to Senate passage of Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Also on the rise: Ampt lawsuit asks that SolarEdge remove inverters and controllers from market. North Carolinians would save $18 billion through 2050 with high-renewables carbon plan. And more.

Ampt lawsuit asks that SolarEdge remove inverters and controllers from market

Ampt posits that all of SolarEdge’s technology is in violation of patents controlled by the Colorado company, and that they should be required to immediately cease all sales.

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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.

Tigo Energy files patent lawsuit against SMA Solar in the US

The lawsuit is related to six alleged infringement claims regarding the US patents owned by Tigo Energy.

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