Zep Solar and Westinghouse Settle Litigation

Previous posts (here, here and here) discussed the patent litigation between Zep Solar and Westinghouse Solar over solar panel mounting technology.  The contentious dispute involved at least three patents, three forums, two reexaminations, and back and forth cross claims of infringement and invalidity. Recently, Zep and Westinghouse announced that they have reached a comprehensive settlement to end their patent […] Read more

China – U.S Solar Trade Claim Update

According to a bulletin from CASM, The Department of Commerce “will begin collecting duties back 90 days on Chinese imports.” According to CASM’s public relations group, Oglivy,”This is the first time the Department has ever applied critical circumstances before a preliminary determination. This is a win for CASM and the U.S. solar manufacturing industry.  Moreover, […] Read more

CASM Makes Ballsy Move in PV Trade Dispute

The Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM) said it would seek duties on Chinese silicon PV manufacturers dating back to Nov. 15, 2011. The organization, led by SolarWorld Americas, alleged that Chinese PV manufacturers flooded the market in the waning months of last year in an attempt to thwart duties and other fees. He move […] Read more

U.S. Solar Firms Debate China Solar Subsidies

Is unfair competition from China driving U.S. solar manufacturers out of business? In a preliminary decision Friday, the International Trade Commission found that Chinese imports are hurting the U.S. solar industry. But U.S. solar companies are far from united in their positions about whether that’s really true. On one side stands solar-panel manufacturer SolarWorld, along […] Read more

Solar Industry Divided Over Trade Dispute

On Friday, as the Department of Commerce opened its investigation on the US solar company trade complaint against China for “dumping” solar panels in the US at prices that are killing domestic solar manufacturers, a new solar industry group formed to fight the trade complaint. The complaint was filed by the Coalition for American Solar Manufacturing (CASM), led by SolarWorld, […] Read more

EPIR responds to Sunovia claims regarding contract dispute

EPIR Technologies Inc., a company focused on developing next-generationinfra-red sensor, biosensor and solar photovoltaic energy products, hasissued a statement responding to claims made by Sunovia EnergyTechnologies Inc. “In its press release, Sunovia made a series of false allegations regarding EPIR and its performance under an agreement with Sunovia,” said Dr. Siva Sivananthan, CEO of EPIR. […] Read more

Sunovia and EPIR Technologies in contract dispute

Sunovia Energy Technologies Inc., a clean-tech company specializing insolar technology and LED lighting, is currently in a dispute with EPIRTechnologies Inc., which may ultimately require that Sunovia commencelitigation against EPIR. Sunovia’s chairman and CEO, Carl Smith,said: “We have notified EPIR that it is in breach of our agreement andsubmitted a formal request to EPIR, as […] Read more