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First Solar goes all in on Series 6

The company took a significant hit in its Q4 results due to restructuring and impairments, as it shuts down lines and orders tools for the transition to its Series 6 modules.

Florida Power & Light races to a solar future

After being part of a coalition that tried to slow third-party solar growth in the Sunshine State as recently as October, the state’s biggest utility announced plans to add eight new solar power plants by early next year.

Guest column: Third-party energy resources are the future of the electric grid

The nature of electricity generation, distribution and consumption are changing rapidly to prevent power disruptions that occur from storms, flooding, cyber-attacks, and other threats. As a result, utilities are facing a new market landscape where distributed energy resources will play an increasing role.

Arizona county solicits 1.5 GW in solar

Thanks to efforts by a local congressman that sets aside 8,800 acres for economic expansion, La Paz County has issued a request-for-proposal (RFP) that would bring 1.5 GW of solar farms to the county.

NV Energy commissions 50-MW Boulder Solar II plant

The new plant represents the 14th solar energy resource serving Nevada’s customers under the utility’s purview.

Montana plans 80 MW solar farm amid legislative uncertainty

In another baffling tale of state’s solar-policy split personality, the Treasure State is planning a 480-acre solar farm while the legislature simultaneously tries to snuff out its nascent solar industry.

Former President Carter inaugurates solar project in Georgia

SolAmerica developed and built the 1.3 MW PV plant on land Carter leased near his hometown in Georgia.

Vaisala Ships First SP-12 Solar Weather Station

Vaisala has launched a new solar weather station that provides all of the instrumentation required by solar project developers, operators and engineering teams for best practice resource assessment and monitoring.

Solar+storage helps avoid CA post-net metering program costs

GRID Alternatives and Enphase have partnered on solar+storage project in California’s Imperial Irrigation District (IID) territory that may help new PV customers avoid higher costs as they are moved into new billing programs, following fullfillment of the utility’s 5% net metering mandate.

Guest Column: The Maryland override victory was great – now what’s next?

Standard Solar’s Tony Clifford says yesterday’s veto override of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act was a great (though not entirely unexpected) start to growing the state’s solar industry, it can’t be the end game. In this essay, he discusses what he thinks the next Maryland solar industry goal should be.

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