July 24th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Chinese solar manufacturer LONGi Solar announced last week that it has signed a $600 million supply agreement with an unnamed major US power plant developer for the company's high-efficiency monocrystalline modules.
June 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Two new reports published in the span of a few days have shed light on the state of the US solar industry in 2018, revealing billions lost in cancelled projects due to the imposition of the solar tariff but expected flat growth that, according to GTM Research, is "actually pretty good news."
April 27th, 2018 | by Tina Casey
How Trump's new solar tariff enabled First Solar to leverage its thin film PV technology over the competition, company plans gigantic new factory in Ohio
April 25th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Nearly 60% of American voters oppose tariffs recently imposed on imported solar cells and modules by US President Trump according to a new survey, including a majority in districts classified as "very red" despite nearly 60% of Republicans favoring the tariffs.
April 23rd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
In a move that could upset the US political apple cart all over Washington, Nevada Congresswoman Jacky Rosen has introduced a bipartisan bill to the House of Congress which, if successful, could overturn the 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules introduced by President Donald Trump earlier this year
March 13th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Converting retired coal generating stations into solar power plants is in its infancy in the United States but could become an important part of greening the utility grid in the future.
February 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
American solar manufacturer SunPower has announced restructuring plans in the wake of Donald Trump's imposition of a 30% tariff on solar modules and cells following a Section 201 trade case, which will see the company cut up to 250 jobs and incur restructuring costs of between $20 million and $30 million.
February 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The US solar industry lost nearly 10,000 jobs in 2017 according to latest figures from the National Solar Job Census 2017 published this week by The Solar Foundation, the first year that jobs have decreased since the Foundation began publishing its Census in 2010.
January 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Donald Trump's Davos promise that "America is open for business" and his intention to put "America first" is undermined by his recent decision to impose tariffs on solar cells and modules (as well as washing machines).
January 24th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The recently announced 30% solar tariff could be offset and overwhelmed by new plans announced this week by the Rocky Mountain Institute and 35 solar energy industry leaders, which have committed to developing an ultra-low-cost solar product which could significantly reduce costs to the point that fully installed costs would only reach $0.50 per watt.
October 24th, 2014 | by Rocky Mountain Institute
Rocky Mountain Institute. Renewables scored a major victory recently in the natural gas heartland that is Texas. In a resolution [&hellip
March 20th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan
Quite predictably, the U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that it has found that the Chinese government has awarded [&hellip
March 7th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill
A unanimous vote made by the Palo Alto City Council on March 5 has given the city a feed-in [&hellip