The Chinese-Canadian manufacturer acknowledged the latest legal filing, which it said will be instituted next month.
Californian solar module manufacturer Solaria Corporation has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to issue an exclusion order to prevent the sale in the United States of Canadian Solar shingled solar modules it claims infringe its patents.
Solaria says that it will start selling its new all-black panel for residential PV applications in the U.S. market within the current quarter. The monocrystalline module is equipped with a microinverter from Enphase and has an efficiency rating of 20.2%.
The patent infringement claim concerns a process for separating photovoltaic strips from silicon solar cells for use in more-efficient tiled or “shingled” solar panels.
The U.S. solar panel manufacturer has filed a lawsuit against Canadian Solar in the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California.
The Spanish business has secured a 10-year power purchase agreement signed by Swiss electric company Alpiq.
The project will be built near the Trillo substation, in the Castilla–La Mancha region and represents around 15% of the 3.3 GW solar project pipeline the company hopes to deploy in Iberia by the end of 2023.
Solaria Energía y Medio Ambiente, S. A. has announced a global solar PV project pipeline of 2.3 GW, 1.3 GW of which will be deployed in Spain. Construction work is set to begin this year.
The high-efficiency PV maker plans to expand its annual production capacity to 300 MW by the end of 2018, with expansions in both the United States and South Korea.