South Korea

Storage pipeline grows to 10.4 GW

Analyst data records 53% annual growth in storage in 2017, rising to 1.9 GW as South Korea rose to top of the tree in terms of cumulative capacity. The global project pipeline has soared to 10.4 GW.

U.S. large-scale batteries lead global energy storage deployment

And inaugural global energy storage report by GTM Research finds that while the United States remains the world’s leading market with newly installed capacity of 431 MWh, China is poised to rise to second place globally in 2019.

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.

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Recurrent Energy sells 235 MW-AC of solar power assets to Korean utility

The developer has sold off three large, operational solar plants to the Korea Electric Power Corporation, as parent company Canadian Solar moves into O&M.

Solaria suing partner over trade secret misappropriation

The company is suing Genesem, a South Korean equipment manufacturing partner, for using Solaria’s technology outside of agreements.

Trump opens the door for specific products to be excluded from tariffs

The President’s proclamation provides a path for specific products to apply for exemption from tariffs, which had been sought by both SunPower and the government of Korea. Additionally, imports from a number of developing nations are exempt as long as import levels remain small.

US solar tariffs: Korea to file WTO petition, Mexico considers legal action

The latest reactions to President Trump’s tariffs on imported solar include the Korean Government’s announcement that it will file a petition with the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Mexico’s promise of legal action.

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.

ITC hearing coverage part 1: Suniva, SolarWorld double down on trade proposals

As the first half of the Section 201 remedy hearing comes to a close, Suniva and SolarWorld have made a case for a combination of tariffs and either quotas or a 74-cent minimum module price, and foreign governments have sought exemptions.

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.

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