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Batteries, inverters, solar cells safe from Section 301 tariffs

The list of Chinese products that the Trump Administration is considering for duties under Section 301 spares inverters, solar cells and modules, as well as the lithium-ion batteries used in EVs and battery storage to accompany PV.

NextEra reveals 2.75 GW solar module deal with JinkoSolar

The Florida power giant has announced that it is the mysterious counterparty that will be supporting JinkoSolar’s foray into U.S. manufacturing, and Jinko has revealed that its Florida factory will have a 400 MW annual capacity.


First Solar wins another 50 MW-AC contract for its Series 6

Vectren has chosen the PV maker and developer to build the largest solar plant to date in Indiana, as the second large project announced for First Solar’s large-format Series 6.

Tesla solar deployments slide further in Q4

With only 87 MW deployed, Tesla/SolarCity may no longer be the largest distributed solar company in the United States, but its energy storage business is growing.


Why design flexibility matters for residential storage

In this op-ed Michael Mahon of SMA explores design of energy storage systems, contrasting the advantages and disadvantages of AC vs. DC coupling.

Muted reaction to USITC recommendations as groups scramble to divine details

After all the sound and fury that has surrounded the Section 201 trade action brought by petitioners Suniva and SolarWorld, reaction to the trade commissions preliminary recommendations has been oddly subdued.

LG’s back-contact PV module is now available

LG unveiled both a new high-power 365W, 60-cell residential module, and a new AC module with an Enphase microinverter and wifi communications on board.

Court denies SolarEdge’s injunction request against Enphase over ad

Saying the company failed to provide sufficient evidence to support any of its claims, a court refused to grant a preliminary injunction to stop Enphase from running the advertisement in question.


SolarWorld supplier shutters Oregon factory

Ulbrich Solar Technologies, a longtime supplier for the struggling module supplier, closed the doors on its plant in Hillsboro, Ore., citing fierce foreign module competition as the reason.

Cease and desist: SolarEdge heads to court to stop Enphase ads

The court rejected SolarEdge’s request for a temporary restraining order but did order an expedited schedule to hear whether the company should get a preliminary injunction to stop Enphase from running the videos.


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