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A critical rate case in Arizona gets resolved, NRG moves to acquire SunEdison assets, SolarCity goes BIPV, downsizing at SMA and SunPower, results from SCTY, RUN & VSLR, and more…

Sunrun reports strong Q2 results

The third-party residential solar company is still struggling with high costs in its partner network, but has surpassed Vivint Solar as the second-largest residential solar installer in 2016 so far.

SolarCity to make BIPV modules at Buffalo factory, will consider cell partnership

Industry analysts note that the market for residential BIPV in the United States is “non-existent” at present, and SolarCity’s plans to use crystalline silicon are a new direction.

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BREAKING: Arizona regulators preserve net metering in UNS case

The case was closely watched as a precedent for future rate cases in Arizona.

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First Solar reports successes in Turkey and India

The thin film maker and developer reports 160 MW-DC of PV module orders in Turkey, while putting 130 MW-AC of projects online in India.

Additional solar charges beaten back in New Mexico

New Mexico regulators have approved a settlement under which a utility request to increase fees on its customers with rooftop solar was nullified, which also reduces fees for agricultural customers.

Mitsubishi to invest in US solar firm Nexamp

The Japanese corporation reaches agreement to indirectly take a near majority ownership in the firm, which specializes in community and commercial solar installations.

AEE: Changes in state policies could unlock corporate renewable energy use

A report by Meister Consultants lays out the pathways to increase corporate use of renewable energy, and the states where these policies have the most potential.

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SolarCity shows uneven results in Q2 2016

The leading distributed solar provider is bringing down costs and growing bookings after a difficult Q1, but its losses remain wide.

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NRG applies to acquire 2.1 GW of SunEdison solar and wind projects

The carving up of SunEdison’s holdings has formally begun.

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