Solar Energy

  1. Imposing tariffs on solar components imported into the U.S. will drive up prices for solar developers. It could also cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $1.23 billion.

     

  2. A coalition of 10 electricity service providers serving the U.S. Rocky Mountain region said they will begin negotiations for membership in the Southwest Power Pool regional transmission organization.

  3. Some really interesting developments are taking place in the Indian solar space. Module prices are hardening and there is talk of Discoms reneging on previous high tariff power purchase agreements (PPA) in light of declining tariffs, while developers are reportedly seeking to exit low tariff commitments in light of rising module prices. It’s all happening there! 

  4. In a letter today to U.S. International Trade Commission Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, a group of veterans and former defense energy professionals urged the ITC to consider carefully U.S. Department of Defense energy security and resiliency efforts before making a decision this week in the Suniva/SolarWorld trade case.

  5. Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. announced they will get all of their energy from renewables in a few years, another show of corporate support for climate action running counter to U.S. President Donald Trump’s view on the issue.