Global PV module prices collapse

The predicted fall in global PV module prices appears to have already begun, with PVInsights and EnergyTrend reporting average prices in the $0.27-$0.37/W range.

Court strikes down Canadian solar makers’ attempt to stay solar tariffs

Three manufacturers with Canadian module assembly have had no luck in trying to get a preliminary injunction against the Section 201 tariffs.

US could slap additional 25% tariffs on Chinese cells, modules

The new round of IT-related tariffs could make it more expensive for any manufacturers planning to import cells from China for module production in the United States.

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Tesla to lay off 9% of workforce, quit Home Depot

The company will return to selling solar primarily through its stores and online.

SunPower and Enphase team up with microinverter acquisition

Through the deal SunPower gets $25 million and stock; however the bigger deal may be Enphase’s right to be the company’s exclusive residential inverter supplier.

United States: Large-scale solar stays strong in Q1 2018

Thanks in no small part to modules stockpiled before the Section 201 tariffs hit, both the utility-scale and “non-residential” market segments grew year-over-year in Q1. And while the duties are expected to play a greater role in 2019, there are other factors supporting ongoing market growth.

First Solar breaks ground on 1.2 GW factory in the US

The plant is the second-largest planned in the Western Hemisphere, and will triple the thin film module maker’s manufacturing capacity in the United States.

BNEF expects 34% fall in PV module prices in 2018

The organization is expecting carnage throughout the solar value chain as the result of reduced policy support for deployment in China.

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JinkoSolar to supply sPower with 1.43 GW of panels

The massive order follows the 2.75 GW supply deal the Chinese manufacturer signed with NextEra, as it deepens its presence in the U.S. market.

How Trump inadvertently proved solar and wind are the future

The Trump administration’s domestic energy policy has attempted a focus on strategic safety to support coal and nuclear – with apparently zero concern for long term viability or cost – while forgetting that the sun shines everyday.

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