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SolarCity Q2 installation levels beat guidance

The largest distributed solar company in the U.S. installed 201 MW in the second quarter, however the company is still lowering its full year guidance.

Tesla moves closer to SolarCity acquisition

A merger agreement has been approved by Tesla’s board, but is still awaiting a vote by shareholders of both parties.

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NextEra Energy Partners plans to increase U.S. solar holdings

NextEra’s yieldco plans to add 269-1,169 MW of U.S. solar over the 2017-2018 timeframe.

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SolarWorld Q2 shipments, revenues rise, as legal troubles mount

SolarWorld has increased its Q2 2016 shipments 39% YoY, to 342 MW, in 2016. Revenues increased almost 30% for the quarter, to €222 million ($246 million), while achieving an EBIT profit of €20.5 ($22.7 million) million.

Nevada solar installers call out NV Energy for inconsistency on grandfathering

NV Energy has come out in favor of grandfathering solar customers under the previous net metering rules, two days before the Nevada Supreme Court hears arguments on the legality of a referendum to overturn changes to the policy.

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Georgia Power agrees to 1600 MW of renewable energy, including 150 MW of DG

Projects approved are expected to mostly be solar PV, and the deal will include a 3 MW pilot community solar program.

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Minnesota Power to solicit 300 MW of utility-scale solar generation

The Minnesota utility says that it will issue an RFP in coming weeks, to meet its obligations under Minnesota’s renewable energy policy.

IHS: Grid-tied storage to double in 2016, to emulate growth of solar

Industry analysts IHS Markit expect the grid-tied energy storage market to double in 2016, from 1.4 GWh to 2.9 GWh. IHS expects on-grid storage capacity to reach 21 GWh by 2025.

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Ygrene expands its presence in Florida’s PACE market

The renewables and energy efficiency financing provider has been chosen as the financing provider for two more cities and a county in the Sunshine State.

TerraForm Power reveals preliminary 2015, Q1 2016 results

The yieldco’s most recent financial data shows continued losses despite a slowing of project acquisitions in Q1.

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