Solar remains largely unscathed as House tax bill passes

Though there are modifications to the hard-won investment tax credit step-down provisions, it appears the bill leaves the solar industry largely alone.

SunPower vows “sustainable profitability” by second half of 2018

The company also announced its next-generation NGT solar cells have entered the certification process, with planned production to begin in the third quarter of next year.

Amid devastation, Tesla begins restoring power in Puerto Rico

Current estimates suggest 80% of Puerto Rico is still without power, but thanks to Elon Musk’s efforts at least one children’s hospital has been able to turn the lights on.

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.

US grid-tied residential storage surpasses off-grid use, finds GTM report

Until 2017, most residential battery storage systems were installed off-grid – but GTM Research says 2017 is the year that changes – and changes dramatically.

USITC find serious injury in Section 201 trade case

In the most anticipated decision for the U.S. solar industry since the Investment Tax Credit vote in 2015, the industry now braces to see what sanctions the USITC will recommend to President Trump on November 13.

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8minutenergy starts building next phase of 100 MW California cluster

The solar developer completed financing and tax equity for the 26 MW Redwood 4 Solar Farm, the next phase of a group of solar farms near Bakersfield, California.

Report: Trump likely to impose solar tariffs if USITC recommends them

According to Axios, officials close to the president put the likelihood of him imposing a remedy at 90%.

Panasonic to close US ingot factory and eliminate 92 jobs

In its announcement, the company cited “business conditions in [its] part of the solar industry” as the reason for the closure, making it the second Oregon solar company to announce a closure in the past month.

Report: Energy storage is starting to become standard for US utilities

The Smart Electric Power Alliance said the vast majority of the utilities they surveyed plan to offer behind-the-meter storage programs for their residential and commercial customers.

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