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Commerce Department AD/CVD ruling calls for continued tariffs on solar imports

The ruling is a mistake that the solar industry will have to deal with for the next several years, according to a solar trade group CEO.

Sunrise brief: Rallies underway in 10 California cities to combat anti-rooftop solar policy

Also on the rise: Inside the IRA–How does prevailing wage affect my solar tax credit? Solar and storage prices soared as a result of market disruptions, NREL reports. And more.

Portable off-grid solar and battery kit from Canada

SEI Logistics secured nearly $40,000 in Canadian tax incentives for its portable, folding solar panels with batteries, designed to work in harsh and remote environments.

Rallies underway in 10 California cities to combat anti-rooftop solar policy

In opposition to a 75% cut of utility payments for excess rooftop solar customer production, California residents, environmental activists, and renewable energy workers will hold rallies across the state on Thursday, December 1, calling on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Gov. Gavin Newsom to keep rooftop solar growing and affordable.

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Inside the IRA: How does prevailing wage affect my solar tax credit?

The U.S. Department of Treasury has begun to release guidance on the Prevailing Wage & Apprenticeship language in the Inflation Reduction Act, which goes into effect January 23, 2023.

Solar and storage prices soared as a result of market disruptions, NREL reports

The Covid-19 pandemic, tariffs, the Uyghur Forced Labor Act all created such significant market disruptions between Q1 2021 and Q1 2022 that NREL researchers looked at both short-term distortions and long-term trends in its most recent annual cost benchmark report.

Sunrise brief: California rulemaking to cut solar net metering payments by 75%

Also on the rise: Guidance for solar tax credit prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements. Battery manufacturer to install massive 3.8 MW rooftop solar system at Pennsylvania HQ. And more.

California rulemaking to cut solar net metering payments by 75%

A vote is expected mid-December on a rulemaking change that would severely dampen the value of new rooftop residential solar installations in the nation’s largest market.

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Guidance for solar tax credit prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements

The Treasury Department released details today on how clean energy developers can receive full value of Investment Tax Credit by using a percentage of registered apprentices and paying prevailing wage.

Sunrise brief: One of the largest solar-plus-storage facilities in Texas achieves operation

Also on the rise: Powin partners with SMA America for 2 GW supply agreement. Corporate solar doubles since 2019, displacing 20.4 million tons of carbon annually. And more.

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