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Department of Justice appeals ITC’s Section 201 ruling

The solar industry reacts to appeal after the ITC had reversed a Trump administration move to strengthen Section 201 safeguard duties on certain solar products.

Solar supply chain trouble to ease this year, according to analyst

Wood Mackenzie has predicted solar equipment cost increases will ease back after last year saw the average cost of solar electricity rise for the first time in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sunrise brief: Grid expert slams NEM 3.0 as “proposed dystopia”, offers ten reasons why

Also on the rise: Department of Commerce to rescind its review of the countervailing duty order on solar cells from 48 companies Chinese companies. Florida utility turns pallets and cardboard into mulch, saving millions. Standard Solar acquires operational solar plant in Idaho. Four New York community solar projects receive financing.

Feds to rescind review of 48 Chinese crystalline silicon companies

48 of the initial 83 companies have been found to have not be manufacturing or exporting any subject merchandise.

GoodWe rebrands as a ‘Smart Energy Innovator’

GoodWe’s new logo and slogan are intended to reflect the company’s increased commitment to harnessing smart technology.

Sunrise brief: Mitigating environmental damage risks to solar panels in winter

Also on the rise: China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) criticized the adoption of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act by the United States Congress. Source Power Company selected by NJR Clean Energy Ventures to provide customer acquisition and management services to New York community solar project. Scout Clean Energy acquires another midwest solar project. A look at the role solar and energy storage can play in greening the world’s urban spaces.

CPIA pushes back against U.S. ban on solar imports from Xinjiang

The China Photovoltaic Industry Association (CPIA) has criticized the adoption of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act by the United States Congress, which bars all imports from China’s Xinjiang region, and urged the country to stop spreading harmful rumors.

U.S. House unanimously passes forced labor bill for Xinjiang region

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act would ban all imports from the Chinese region, unless the U.S. government determines the products were not made with forced labor. The region supplies 50% of the world’s polysilicon, an essential material in solar PV.

Can large-scale solar cool nearby areas?

An international team of scientists observed a cooling effect in a large radius around solar arrays. The cooling may have implications for local ecosystem management.

JA Solar, JinkoSolar, Longi agree on 182mm module standardization

The three Chinese panel manufacturers found an agreement on module size and mounting hole spacing.

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