US: 25% tariffs on Chinese inverters to start on January 1

The final order from the U.S. Trade Representative includes an interim tariff rate of 10% set to start on September 24.

California governor signs 100% clean electricity bill

SB 100 puts California on a path to 100% zero-carbon electricity. What does that mean for the rest of the nation?

GIP launches renewable energy developer, acquires 4.7 GW of SunPower assets

Clearway Energy Group has been formed from NRG’s renewable energy businesses and SunPower’s project pipeline. The move echoes GIP’s acquisition of Equis Energy, which now renamed Vena Energy is developing a GW-scale pipeline in Australia.

Elon Musk scraps plan to take Tesla private

The company’s shares have returned to a level slightly above where they were prior to the August 7 announcement.

Report shows Tesla’s battery gigafactory booming

The report found over 3,200 employees working at the factory at the end of 2017, and $3.7 billion in invested in the plant.

Enphase boosts confidence, touts technology during analyst day

While the microinverter maker is still the target of an aggressive short, Roth Capital Partners has reiterated its “buy” at $6.50 per share, describing the IQ8 as a “game changer”.

Enphase within striking distance of profitability in Q2 results

The U.S.-based company has brought its operating margin to below -1%, as it fends off component shortages, short sellers and potential tariffs.

Renewable energy brings California emissions below 1990 levels

The U.S. state’s latest report shows that it has beat its 2020 target for emissions reductions four years early, mostly thanks to more renewable energy.

Nearly 2/3 of Americans support a solar mandate for new homes

A new poll by Morning Consult found surprisingly strong support for a California-style mandate across the political spectrum, although Liberals were more likely to favor the measure than Conservatives.

Panasonic mulls further investment in Tesla battery gigafactory as shortages loom

The suggestion of additional investments beyond the $1.6 billion follows reports of battery cell shortages as Tesla’s Model 3 picks up production. It is unknown what impacts this will have on Tesla’s stationary storage business.

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