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Mission Solar Energy to hire 50 workers

The Texas-based PV maker plans to reach its full production capacity of 200 MW.

SEIA warns of 23,000 solar job losses due to tariffs

Despite winning concessions from the Trump Administration in the Section 201 case, SEIA is still fighting.

GTM Research predicts 11% reduction in the U.S. solar market from tariffs

President Trump’s tariff decision was not the worst-case scenario for the U.S. market, but GTM Research says that it will still have effects, particularly in marginal and emerging regional markets.

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Duke Energy wants to offer $62 million solar rebate program

The proposal, which needs to be approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, could save $4,800 on the average residential rooftop array.

Trump tariffs roundly condemned by the solar industry

While it was not the worst case scenario, the solar industry is not at all pleased with the imposition of 30% tariffs in the first year.

Trump levies graduated tariffs starting at 30%, exempts 2.5 GW in cells

The decision, released on U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s website, could keep current U.S. module manufacturers in business by keeping their cell lifelines open.

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New online solar tools

In this guest post Bentham Paulos brings you some of the top new online tools for the solar industry, including irradition maps, decision tools and finance simulators.

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U.S. corporations signed 2.8 GW of wind, solar PPAs in 2017

U.S. corporate procurement of renewables increased 16% last year, despite uncertainty around the future price of solar due to the trade case.

Malaysia, Korea and Vietnam dominate U.S. solar imports (w/ chart)

Over the past five years, the pattern of imports has moved away from China and towards Southeast Asia and Korea.

Report: 88% of Minnesota’s community solar participants are saving money

The widely praised program, largely under the auspices of Xcel Energy, continues to grow in capacity, with what the utility reports are significant rate-savings for participants.

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