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Solar panel imports down 50% in the first two months of 2018

The EIA’s monthly solar module import report shows that after a ramp up in in mid-2017, volumes of imported PV modules crashed in January and February.

Rudolph Libbe to lead construction of new First Solar factory

The firm is building the $400 million factory, its for First Solar – and creating 500 construction jobs in the process


Dividend’s solar power securitization receives industry’s first “AA” rating

Dividend Finance has closed a $104 million residential solar loan securitization, following on its first $129 million securitization in October 2017.

Will Powerhouse rise from the dead? RGS taps manufacturing partners

RGS Energy has contracted with Risen Energy, along with others, to help it commercialize the most recent incarnation of Dow’s Powerhouse Solar Shingle.

Korea, Japan to retaliate over U.S. solar tariffs

Korea is making good on an earlier promise, and now Japan has joined in. Both nations demand that the Trump Administration reverse the tariffs, or suffer an equivalent volume of retaliatory tariffs.


RGS Energy seeks $10M to commercialize Powerhouse solar shingles

RGS Energy, which bought global rights to Dow’s Powerhouse 3.0 solar shingles, has seen its timelines slip for UL certification of the product.

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.


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