Legal

Suniva secures an additional $3 million in financing

A bankruptcy court has approved the additional loan, which should allow the main creditors of the bankrupt cell and module maker to continue their pursuit the Section 201 case.

Shareholder vote clears the way for Brookfield acquisition of TerraForm Power

The pioneering solar & wind yieldco will be majority owned by Brookfield on October 16, and a shareholder vote for fellow yieldco TerraForm Global appears to be underway.

FERC: Renewable energy investors can skip Section 203 prior approval

In a petition before the commission, tax equity providers said the intense scrutiny of passive investors was holding up renewable energy projects – and the federal commission agreed.

Challenges to the bailouts: An interview with Jason Johns of Stoel Rives

In this interview Stoel Rives Partner Jason Johns explains the shaky basis that Energy Secretary Perry’s attempt at a bailout for coal and nuclear plants rests on, what the potential impacts are for solar, and what sort of legal challenges he expects.

Tesla resolves Justice Department inquiry for $29.5 million

A 5-year investigation regarding claims that SolarCity inflated the value of PV systems to game a federal cash grant program has finally been put to rest.

Level Solar employees strike back, alleging no WARN-ing in lawsuit

Workers at the New York solar installer that tried to disappear without a peep last week have filed a class action lawsuit against the firm, alleging that it violated the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)

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DuPont and Dow finalize merger in $130bn deal

The two firms, which specialize in the production of backsheets and other materials for the solar industry, have completed a merger of equals that has been on the cards for almost two years.

Solar’s next top model: SEIA unveils standard commercial PPA contract

SEIA’s C&I Working Group has created and unveiled Version 2.0 of its standard commercial PPA contract, which it hopes will help to ease project development in the sector.

Duke agrees to build 700 MW of solar, 50 MW of energy storage in Florida

The agreement with large C&I customers, the state’s ratepayer advocate and environmentalists also settles costs from the abandoned Levy County Nuclear Plant.

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Inside the DOE grid study – an interview with Mark Dyson of RMI

Mark Dyson, a manager at Rocky Mountain Institute’s electricity practice, has some things to say about what the DOE grid study released last night got right – and what it got wrong.

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