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Solar Industry Crimped by Supply-Chain and Logistical Challenges

May 4, 2021, 4:50 PM

Supply-chain headaches for everything from glass to shipping capacity are pinching the solar industry.

SolarEdge Technologies Inc. tumbled as much as 16%, the most in almost four months, after warning that margins will shrink slightly in coming months amid logistics-related cost pressures.

The solar industry is facing a constellation of issues this year including higher prices for steel and aluminum, as well as elevated freight costs. SolarEdge’s disclosure came a week after rival solar-parts maker Enphase Energy Inc.said there’s no sign the worldwide shortageof semiconductor components will abate any time soon.

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