Campaign by ratepayer association against rooftop solar support triggers rebuke from 450 organisations, pushing green energy to crossfire of nation grappling with social injustice.
Former presidential hopefuls join dozens of House and Senate Democrats as they urge for ‘robust clean energy recovery plan’, starting with extension of clean energy tax incentives.
Judge’s upholding of bifacial exemption from import tariffs combines with one-year extension of safe-harbor deadlines in week of brighter news for industry battered by job losses.
Firms tell media outlets of multi-million charges as Trump administration brings two-year ‘holiday’ to an end, hitting PV project revenues as SEIA estimates suggest solar jobs could drop to 2014 levels.
‘Largest solar project in US history’ near Las Vegas will feature 380MW / 1,400MWh battery element, with green power set to flow to Warren Buffett’s NV Energy under 25-year PPA.
Lawyers: US president’s order to block electric equipment purchases if they are judged a national threat creates more questions than it answers but it ‘arguably’ does not apply to solar and wind.
Order signed by US president grants importers 90-day deferment on the payment of duties, taxes and fees to help with COVID-19 impacts, but does not extend the lifeline to PV components.
US trade reps move once more to scrap reprieve for two-sided modules from Section 201 tariffs, but measure cannot come into force until last year’s court injunction is lifted.
Squabble over individual amendment leads to vote against entire American Energy Innovation Act, potentially delaying until 2021 deal on new US$270m-a-year solar research programme.
Federal energy regulator accused of ‘overreach’ after maintaining provision that may force solar, storage and others to offer minimum prices when competing at state’s capacity market.
Plans for sizeable layoffs by 2022 will mostly affect administrative and non-operational staff in Germany, says poly player of new roadmap launched after €55m losses last year.
US cannot defeat China’s ‘state capitalism’ through import barriers alone, top official Jason E. Kearns says after US probe shows domestic cell makers are declining despite Trump’s protectionism.
Phase 1 agreement sees China accept taking in greater volumes of US poly exports as part of broader loosening of trade tensions, which PV reps hope will lead to scale-back of solar tariffs.
US Department of the Interior (DOI) grants planning nod to large-scale installation near the city of Blythe, slightly trimming the plant’s size to reflect environmental and cultural concerns.
US court blocks administration’s scrapping of Section 201 tariff exemption to give Invenergy time to wage legal battle against u-turn, a dispute the judge feels Invenergy is likely to win.