- Solaria Corporation and Canadian Solar have resolved a patent infringement lawsuit regarding shingled modules
- Canadian Solar has agreed to not import these modules to the US for a period of 7 years
- In lieu of this, Solaria will terminate its lawsuit against the Canada headquartered solar manufacturer
American solar cell and module manufacturer Solaria Corporation has agreed to terminate its patent infringement case against its Canadian counterpart Canadian Solar in lieu of the latter not importing shingled solar modules into the US for the next 7 years.
And this is the way the duo have settled their patent infringement dispute which Solaria filed in the Federal District Court of Northern District of California in 2020. Canadian Solar termed the accusations ‘meritless’ and ‘unfounded’ adding that the company will vigorously defend against the claims.
Back then, Solaria accused Canadian Solar of violating the US company’s proprietary HDM technology for the former’s shingled solar modules. In November 2021, Solaria said the US International Trade Commission (USITC) issued initial determination in its favor (see North America PV News Snippets).
“Solaria initially filed suit against Canadian Solar because they chose to ignore and violate Solaria’s core intellectual property (IP),” said Solaria CEO Tony Alvarez. “Solaria remains open to cooperating with companies that recognize the value of Solaria’s IP; we’ve licensed Solaria’s technology to other firms in the industry. However, Solaria will actively defend our IP against any infringers, and protect our technology for ourselves and our valued partners.”
The development follows Maxeon Solar Technologies reaching a similar deal with Canadian Solar for its patent infringement lawsuit in Japan with the latter agreeing to not sell its shingled solar cell modules in Japan till Q2/2025 (see Maxeon Solar & Canadian Solar Reach Settlement).