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.
Tech giant inks PPA with Apex's Altavista, GIG's Savion eyes 8GW solar and storage pipeline, Trump advisor reported to blast Section 201 bifacial 'loophole'.
Low-cost perovskite, cadmium telluride cells, PV field factories and grid integration of solar-plus-storage among research schemes bagging US$128m DoE funds after import barriers were tightened.
U-turn by Trump administration may slow bifacial switch by Southeast Asian makers but will not stop technology from capturing utility-scale market by early 2020s, analysts tell PV Tech.
WTO panel finds US state-level tax incentives discriminated Indian products, delivering blow to Washington as Trump and Modi trade words at G20 talks.
Extending timeframes to 2040-2050 and allowing natural gas, nuclear to play role would be key to achieving ‘unprecedented’ redesign of power sector, says firm.
UK utility OVO Energy has launched a new advertisement campaign featuring a Donald Trump-like figure trashing a solar farm with a golf club.
South Korea has requested consultations with the US government over its newly announced solar import tariffs, threatening legal action at the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the dispute is not resolved, according to documents filed at the WTO.
In President Trump's statement imposing a 30% import duty on all foreign made crystalline silicon solar cells and modules reference was made to renewed efforts that would be made to resolve the trade war with China over polysilicon duties on US producers, effectively locking them out of the market.