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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.

German, Austrian firms collaborate on 98 MW Chile solar farm

The Huatacondo solar park in northern Chile, commissioned by AustrianSolar Chile SpA, has been acquired by Sojitz Corporation in a deal overseen by Germany’s Oppenhoff & Partner on contractual matters.

Apple takes another bite out of climate change with second billion-dollar green bond

The tech giant’s latest investment in tackling climate change follows last year’s $1.5 billion green bond sale. Proceeds from this latest bond will be earmarked for eco-friendly projects, with solar at the forefront.

Court approves TerraForm Power, Global settlements with SunEdison

The rulings help clear the way for Brookfield’s acquisition of the two yieldcos, and close a long and difficult chapter in the story of the three companies.

Europe solar industry should not be naïve about China, warns trade group EU ProSun

Speaking on the occasion of the EU-China Summit, Milan Nitzschke, presideut of EU ProSun, issues warning that China state-influence in the solar industry is nefarious and directly responsible for job losses in Europe.

U.S. OPIC under investigation for loans to Chilean solar projects

An internal U.S. government watchdog is looking at the loans which kick-started large-scale solar in Chile, after at least three of five solar projects have made moves to restructure these loans.

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United States informs WTO of trade petition investigation (ITC notification embedded)

The U.S. International Trade Commission has informed the WTO that it is moving forward with its investigation into whether Suniva and SolarWorld deserve “global safeguard” protection from their competitors.

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Argentina plans 1 GW solar + storage project

Following on the progress of 300 MW of solar projects in Cauchari, the province of Jujuy has announced another gigawatt of solar PV to be installed in the northern region.

SolarWorld Americas joins Suniva’s trade petition

After originally being cool to Suniva’s petition to the U.S. International Trade Commission for protection from its Chinese competitors, SolarWorld Americas has reversed its stance and joined the complaint as a co-petitioner.

BREAKING: U.S. ITC moves ahead with Suniva investigation

The U.S. International Trade Commission decided late tonight to move forward under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 to investigate whether the bankrupt module maker deserves protection from its Chinese competitors.