Lithium-ion batteries still set for US tariffs on September 1

The energy storage market is set to be the latest affected by Trump’s trade war as lithium-ion batteries were excluded from the group of Chinese imports for which the U.S. president announced tariffs would be delayed until December 15.

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Everything is growing at Sunrun – including customer acquisition costs

Sunrun saw growth in deployments, revenues, cash and funding, as it expands its solar+storage business and pursues capacity sales. But the company and the larger third-party solar space are facing a sticky problem.

ET Solar is back in the US market

Six months after settling claims in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of its U.S. distribution subsidiary, the Chinese PV maker says it has signed more than 500 MW of U.S. module supply contracts.

First Solar’s great ramp forward

First Solar has reported the largest quarterly production run and shipment volume in its history, and more than 2 GW of bookings in July alone. And with more factories underway, the thin film PV maker is just getting started.

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SunPower’s slow climb towards the black

The high efficiency solar panel maker pulled off a rare profit in the second quarter due to selling off leases, but expects to report another quarterly loss in its next update.

Tesla results: solar down, batteries up

Elon Musk’s EV and energy company is becoming increasingly irrelevant in the rooftop solar market, but battery sales are booming.

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The U.S. Congress is (finally) talking about full decarbonization

Details are sparse, but today the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce is holding its first hearing towards coming up with a plan to fully decarbonize the U.S. economy by 2050.

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National Grid dives into renewable energy development

The Anglo-American company is the latest utility to enter the utility-scale solar and wind development space by closing on its acquisition of Geronimo Energy.

Sunnova to go public

The company will list on the NYSE under the symbol NOVA. Sunnova’s prospectus filing reveals information about the company’s finances and operation.

The second Democratic debate: The return of the Green New Deal

The first debate, featuring the two front-runners for the Democratic nomination, showed clear and growing divisions within the Democratic Party on climate policy as much as everything else.

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