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Court Temporarily Halts Trump Administration’s U-Turn on Bifacial Solar Modules

The bifacial solar module exemption lives to fight another day in a provisional win for developers like Invenergy. A bid from renewables developer Invenergy to temporarily pause the Trump administration’s abrupt decision to reimpose tariffs on bifacial solar panels has been granted. The Trump administration granted bifacial panels an exemption from the broader U.S. solar […]

REC Silicon May Sell Montana Facility

The polysilicon company draws another bad hand in the trade war. A cash-strapped REC Silicon announced Thursday it’s considering the sale of its Butte, Montana facility, which produces silane gas for use in semiconductors. Though the company hasn’t finalized a decision — REC spent months warning of the shutdown of its polysilicon plant in Washington […]

Hanwha Q Cells Trade Complaint Could Further Tighten US Solar Supply

Patent-infringement allegations against rival manufacturers may be overshadowed by other issues in the fast-moving U.S. solar market, but the implications are potentially serious, analysts warn. Distracted by the federal Investment Tax Credit stepdown and a Section 201 hangover, the U.S. solar industry may be underestimating the implications of a legal complaint Hanwha Q Cells filed […]

Struggling US Polysilicon Producers Are a Forgotten Casualty in the Solar Trade War With China

Polysilicon production, once dominated by America, has been taken over by China. It’s a direct consequence of tariffs and failed negotiations In January, Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office next to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and delivered a verdict thesolarindustry had anticipated for months: A 30 percent tariff would be levied on imported […]
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