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First Solar revenues fall, but profit and technology progress remain strong

The thin-film solar maker and developer continues to report significant increases in its module efficiency, as it moves towards more module-only sales.

JA Solar settles $1 billion lawsuit with Hemlock

Facing a lawsuit in the region of $1 billion filed by polysilicon producer Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation, the Chinese Tier 1 solar company has today reached a settlement at the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Community choice aggregator signs PPA with First Solar for 40 MW-AC

The contract with MCE is the first time that First Solar has sold power to a community choice aggregator.

The cost question: Barry Cinnamon on Tesla’s Solar Roof

Like everything Elon Musk does, the unveiling of Tesla’s Solar Roof was accompanied by no shortage of fanfare. But will this latest product be a success in the market, when solar shingles have proved so difficult for other companies? pv magazine spoke with solar industry veteran Barry Cinnamon of Spice Solar about the promise and challenges of Tesla’s Solar Roof.

NextEra Energy Resources expects continued growth in renewable energy portfolio

The earnings call signaled continued steady expansion of its solar asset collection, in line with estimates from the second quarter

Shipments up, revenue down in preliminary SolarWorld Q3 results as module price slump bites

Having warned it will miss its 2016 forecast, German solar firm SolarWorld publishes flat preliminary third quarter results that reveal slight fall in revenue. Shipments did grow Y-O-Y by 5%.

New York regulators propose to slowly transition C&I, community solar off of net metering

Under the recommendations by New York PSC staff for valuation of DER, residential solar would remain on net metering while commercial and community solar would slowly transfer to a new methodology.

From the editor: Price collapse

I have focused in recent weeks on political issues at the state and national level for my editorials. However, not all of the solar industry’s concerns have to do with politics. At least not directly.

SolarCity signs 300,000 customer, but profitability questions remain

The milestone, representing a major step forward for a company in the midst of its complicated acquisition by Tesla, highlights the challenges of public companies that depend on long-term planning.

Solar provides 2% of electricity in the Western United States (with charts)

The latest figures by the U.S. Department of Energy show the wide disparity in renewable energy deployment between the eastern and western grids.

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