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Canadian Solar responds to ITC complaint filed by Solaria

By Kelsey Misbrener Canadian Solar issued the following comment in response to Solaria’s ITC complaint regarding potential patent infringement: Over the past five months, Canadian Solar has been vigorously litigating a patent lawsuit filed by Solaria in April 2020 in the U.S. District Court in Oakland, California, entitled The Solaria Corporation v. Canadian Solar Inc.,…

CPUC updates California’s interconnection rules to better accommodate renewables onto the grid

By Kelsey Misbrener On September 24, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued sweeping changes to Rule 21, the rules under which distributed energy resources, like solar power and energy storage, may interconnect to California’s electric grid. The changes represent a radical shift in how states handle interconnection policy, with a number of unprecedented changes…

SolarEdge creates online inverter training portal EDGE Academy

By Kelsey Misbrener SolarEdge has announced the launch of its EDGE Academy — merging all webinars, certification courses, training courses, reference videos and hands-on learning opportunities into an easy-to-navigate portal that users can access at any time. EDGE Academy will also be hosting a growing learning suite of tools and materials to support the recent…

Rhombus Energy’s multi-port C&I smart inverters are now UL-certified

By Kelsey Misbrener Rhombus Energy Solutions is announcing the certification of its 30-kW/60-kW Multi-Port Smart Inverter to UL 1741 and UL 1741-SA standards. This standard defines the design and testing requirements to certify that bi-directional, grid tied, “smart” inverters can be safely used to support the distributed generation grid services and applications. Utilities in the…

Governor Whitmer sets goal for Michigan to become carbon neutral by 2050

By Kelsey Misbrener On Sept. 23, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-182 and Executive Directive 2020-10 to create the MI Healthy Climate Plan. The governor’s comprehensive plan will protect Michiganders’ public health and the environment and help develop new clean energy jobs by putting Michigan on a path toward becoming fully carbon-neutral by 2050….

CHANEL, Sunrun partner on 30-MW solar project serving low-income households

By Billy Ludt Luxury products manufacturer CHANEL has committed $35 million toward solar energy projects for low-income multifamily households with Sunrun, residential solar, battery storage and energy services company. The partnership will expand access to solar for nearly 30,000 low-income residents across California, offering families on average up to $40 to $50 a month in…

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