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Solar module prices increase for first time in years, Anza reports

Using its own database of price quotes, the Anza Q2 Pricing Insights Report highlights the first price increase in years as a result of AD/CVD petition and the reinstatement of bifacial import duties.

Startup launches online platform for residential PV system purchase

Two-year old Monalee developed an online platform for homeowners looking to buy solar PV and storage systems. Its software enables the process from quotes to financing, installation and after-sales support.

Sunrise brief: U.S. solar trade case moves forward

Also on the rise: Bosch unveils water source heat pumps for residential, commercial applications. More states now require smart inverters, enabling more distributed solar. And more.

U.S. solar trade case moves forward

The U.S. International Trade Commission unanimously voted that solar cell manufacturing in Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, supported by local incentives, is harming U.S. industry. This decision paves the way for the Commerce Department to finalize its determinations on Countervailing Duties by July 18 and Anti-Dumping duties by October 1.

Solar panel import tariffs are affecting the industry by increasing prices by up to 286%

Clean Energy Associates released a summary of the seven solar module trade policies and solar panel import tariffs currently in place, including AD/CVD rulings, Section 201/302, and the Uyghur Protection Act. These tariffs have significantly increased, or will increase, the cost of hardware imports into the United states – predominantly from China, but not exclusively – by 91% to 286%.

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Sunrise brief: A new federal transmission rule won’t help renewables projects anytime soon

Also on the rise: The IRA effect on domestic supply chain. Solar carport to provide 100% electricity needs for Los Angeles Six Flags. And more.

RFP alert: CAISO and TID seek renewable energy and storage projects

Using the Ascend Analytics Energy Exchange, Turlock Irrigation District announces a request for proposals to meet its California Renewable Portfolio Standards and reliability goals.

Has the Inflation Reduction Act bolstered the U.S. solar supply chain?

Wood Mackenzie is tracking the capacity that manufacturers have announced will come online in the U.S.; however, three challenges remain including a balance of materials, pricing and tariffs.

Sunrise brief: ‘Misguided’ CPUC vote may derail California community solar

Also on the rise: Are false pretenses driving solar cell tariff case? Long-duration energy storage poised to outcompete lithium-ion batteries. And more.

Are false pretenses driving solar cell tariff case?

Global manufacturer Canadian Solar challenges prevailing support for tariffs among solar manufacturers, questions the accuracy of capacity estimations, and adverse financial effects.

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