Markets & Policy

GCL-Poly agrees to buy $150 million of SunEdison’s manufacturing business

The Chinese polysilicon and PV maker will buy three of SunEdison’s manufacturing businesses involved in polysilicon production up until cell production, amid rumors that it is also planning to make a bid for SunEdison’s controlling stake in TerraForm Power.

New faces and familiar faces: the pv magazine USA weekly digest

This week saw three new high-profile executive appointments, Berkeley Lab’s annual report showing ongoing solar cost collapses, progress on Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, and more.

Renewables rise to 16.8% of U.S. electricity production in H1 2016

However, EIA data shows solar PV only making up 1.3% of total generation, a fraction of the portion in leading European nations.

Vivint Solar expands to Florida

The third-largest distributed solar installer has moved into the Florida market, which currently does not allow power purchase agreements for residential solar.

Tesla wins anti-trust approval to buy SolarCity

The ruling clears a legal roadblock for the acquisition, which still must be approved by shareholders of both companies.

San Bernardino County rejects 287 MW Soda Mountain Solar project

This is the latest roadblock for the troubled project on public land in the California desert.

BREAKING: SolarCity to lay off 108 workers in the SF Bay Area

The company will eliminate 80 employees from its San Mateo headquarters and another 28 from its offices in San Francisco.

Berkeley Lab: Solar contract prices fell below $50/MWh in 2015 (with charts)

The national lab’s latest report finds ongoing declines in PV system prices, with residential system prices falling to $4 per watt in 2015.

Duke executive takes over as REC Solar CEO

The move follows the U.S. utility leader’s acquisition of a majority stake in REC Solar last year.

Sungevity enters partnership with leading Belgian solar firm

The U.S. distributed solar installer has partnered with Belgium’s Electrabel to begin installing rooftop solar panels across the country.

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