This Week In Solar | Motely Fool

The industry prepares for an eclipse, and a number of projects were sold.

8/19/17 | Travis Hoium | Motely Fool

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The week in solar was dominated by testimony before the U.S. International Trade Commission, which took place Tuesday. I won’t rehash my article from earlier this week, but industry observers and investors should know there’s a reasonable likelihood that solar imports will be hit with tariffs or a price floor by the end of the year, which could throw the industry for a loop. Until we know more details, it’s hard to tell what the exact impact on each company will be.

We also got an earnings report from Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ), which did very little to reinforce the seemingly bullish trends taking place in solar demand. Margins were pretty weak at the manufacturer, and third-quarter shipments aren’t expected to be as strong as I would have thought. As more reports come out, we’ll get a better idea of what the manufacturing landscape looks like. Beyond earnings and ITC testimony, here are the notable news items for the week….

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News and notes

Here are a few other notable items from this week in solar.

• Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch announced that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has given its approval to build a 52.5 MW solar project in Lauderdale County. The project will sell energy to Mississippi Power under a 25-year power purchase agreement.
• JLM Energy announced a new microstorage solution this week that will attach to individual solar panels and microinverters. It will have 0.65 kWh and 0.8 kWh solutions, which could become a nice option for residential and commercial projects.
•Argentina announced a 1.2 GW renewable-energy tender that has 450 MW set aside for solar energy. Offers will be submitted in October with power purchase agreements set to be signed in November.

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