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Sunrise brief: Tariffs may stall the growth of the U.S. solar industry

Also on the rise: Toledo Solar goes out of business. Hydrogen power plants feasible but inefficient. And more.

U.S. manufacturer Toledo Solar closes business

The Ohio based thin-film solar module producer was sued last year by First Solar, alleged that Toledo Solar sold Malaysian-made First Solar modules under the Toledo name.

Walking the hazardous line of qualifying for the brownfield energy tax credit

The brownfield credit is significant and, therefore, it behooves a project developer to understand the definitions and rules in order to avoid any potential liability while also qualifying for the credit.

Groups sue FEMA and HUD to focus energy funds on distributed solar and storage

Two federal agencies that provide billions of dollars for energy-related projects should fund renewable energy, a number of groups have argued in two lawsuits and two rulemaking petitions.

Minnesota sues GoodLeap, Sunlight, Mosaic and Dividend over dealer fees

The Attorney General claims these companies misled consumers about residential solar pricing, concealing inflated fees behind the federal tax credit and long-term contracts with low interest rates.


Petition filed to enforce antidumping tariffs on solar imports

A coalition of U.S. solar manufacturers submitted a request for investigation of alleged dumping of Chinese goods in four Southeastern Asian nations responsible for roughly 80% of U.S. solar panel supply.

Maxeon sues REC, Hanwha Qcells for alleged TOPCon patent infringement

Maxeon has filed two different lawsuits in the United States against Hanwha Qcells and REC over claims that the two manufacturers used an unspecified tunnel oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) solar cell technology.

Legal experts dispel fourteen false claims about solar, wind and electric vehicles

The Columbia Law School collected and rebutted 33 false claims against clean energy technology as part of its ongoing research on climate change.


California Supreme Court to review rooftop solar net metering

The state’s highest court granted review to a lawsuit challenging a “regressive” rooftop solar policy called NEM 3.0.


Maxeon sues Canadian Solar for alleged TOPCon patent infringement

Maxeon has filed a lawsuit against Canadian Solar in a US court, claiming patent infringement on an unspecified TOPCon solar cell technology.