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Blattner, Black & Veatch to build 596 MW of Florida solar

Utility Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has chosen construction contractors Blattner and Black & Veatch to build its eight new utility-scale solar projects. This announcement comes as Florida’s solar market is experiencing rapid growth.

Layoffs at REC Solar and Spruce underline market changes

Staff reductions at both the developer/installer and the finance provider are more evidence of turbulent solar markets in the United States.

SunPower signs supply deal for 125 MW of P-Series modules

The supply deal with NextEra Energy Resources signals a radical shift in strategy for the struggling manufacturer and is the first major test of its novel module design.

Blattner Energy takes top solar EPC spot in 2016 (with chart)

IHS Markit’s latest assessment of U.S. solar contractors finds that Blattner outpaced First Solar to take the top spot in 2016.

Enertronica secures engineering contract for 50 MW of U.S. solar

The Italian solar company has secured an engineering contract to build two PV plants totaling 50 MW in the United States and set up a new unit in Delaware.

EIA estimates low-ball solar (again)

Even while increasings its numbers, the agency has again shown that it cannot be relied upon to produce reliable forecasts of the electricity future in the United States.

South Carolina snags another utility-scale solar farm

ESA Renewables will construct the project, which is projected to produce 23,100 MWh annually, enough to power 2,400 single-family homes per year.

GTM Research: U.S. solar market to decline 10% in 2017 (with charts)

The full release of the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report gives a number of surprises, including Utah and Georgia rising to the #2 and #3 largest state markets with over 1 GW installed each.

Isolux builds first utility scale Navajo solar project

Isolux Corsan is installing the first utility scale PV plant on the Navajo Reservation at Kayenta, AZ, a 38 MW-DC plant worth over $50 million.

BREAKING: Brookfield takes over TerraForm Power, Global

Brookfield has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in yieldco TerraForm Power and plans to become the company’s sponsor, as well as acquiring TerraForm Global outright.


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