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BREAKING: SolarWorld Americas joins Suniva’s trade petition

After originally being cool to Suniva’s petition to the U.S. International Trade Commission for protection from its Chinese competitors, SolarWorld has reversed its stance and joined the complaint as a co-petitioner.

BREAKING: SolarWorld may close Oregon factory

The company has given WARN Act notices to all of its employees, and says that it is trying to determine the right size going forward.

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SolarWorld Americas to continue operations

Amid a flurry of speculation after its German parent company SolarWorld AG, the U.S. arm of the crystalline silicon PV manufacturer released a statement reassuring the market and its employees that it continues to operate at full strength.

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Solarworld insolvent, provisional administrator named

The Bonn court has confirmed to pv magazine that Horst Piepenburg was named temporary administrator for SolarWorld. The company’s German subsidiaries have also filed for insolvency.

Big challenges: Raj Prabhu on the SolarWorld insolvency and U.S. solar manufacturing

Today, SolarWorld AG filed for insolvency in Germany, and it is unclear whether or not its U.S. subsidiary will also file. In the following interview, Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu talks about what this means for the U.S. solar industry.

BREAKING: SolarWorld files for insolvency

Pioneering solar manufacturer SolarWorld AG is insolvent. It is unclear whether the company’s U.S. subsidiary must now file as well.

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SolarWorld reports shipment growth in first quarter

The German-American module maker shipped 382 MW in the first three months of this year. The company’s plan to focus on monocrystalline PERC products is being implemented according to schedule.

Chicago and Portland, Oregon move towards 100% renewable energy

The two cities are the latest in significant momentum for 100% renewable energy campaigns

SolarWorld wants issue of China trade practices raised during Trump-Xi talks

One of the pillars of Donald Trump’s election campaign was his pledge to protect the U.S. manufacturers from unfair competition. While it is still unclear whether he will follow through with his threats to increase import taxes on Chinese goods, SolarWorld took the opportunity of the historic meeting between President Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to harangue China’s solar manufacturers and called for the issue of solar dumping to be raised.

Group asks Oregon AG to investigate solar sales practices

The Campaign for Accountability sent a letter to Oregon’s top law enforcement official asking her to investigate what it calls “false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels” in the state, the same day that SEIA launched an education campaign to combat shady sales practices by solar installers.

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