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.


Perovskite has changed its status to single (cell)

In another breakthrough for the material so many solar advocates hope will replace traditional silicon in module production, a group of scientists in China and the United States have produced the first monocrystalline perovskite cell, which could accelerate its acceptance as a silicon replacement.

U.S. legislators pressure ITC to reject trade petition

A bipartisan group of congressmen cite the possibility of devastating job losses as a reason to reject the Suniva/SolarWorld Section 201 trade case, one day before the commission hears testimony.

Enphase CEO Paul Nahi steps down during second-quarter earnings call

In a move that caught some by surprise, the third member of the founding team at Enphase said he felt it was time for a new CEO to continue its global growth. The company expects to name a new CEO by Aug. 31.


SolarEdge reports 18% growth in the second quarter

The company credited shipments of nearly 2 million optimizers and 75,000 inverters, along with increased sales in Europe, for the increase.


Judge approves SunEdison final disposition plan

More than a year after the world’s largest renewable energy developer went under, Judge Stuart Bernstein has approved a deal that will allow it to emerge from bankruptcy proceedings over the objections of shareholders and two investors.

Report: Global corporate funding of solar reached $4.6 billion in first half of 2017

Despite a robust first quarter, Mercom CEO Raj Prabhu says the uncertainty surrounding the Suniva trade case caused a dip in the second quarter and could have devastating effects going forward.


Suniva demands GTM Research retract ‘inaccurate report’

The company says the central assumption of the report – a $1.18 per watt floor price – is wrong and that the headlines resulting from the report could harm its trade case.


US solar industry could contract 60% if Suniva case succeeds: report

GTM Research’s latest report predicts a 50% to 60% overall reduction to solar installations if trade action is taken, with the utility-scale sector taking the most significant hit.


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