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Maryland solar advocates call for veto override

When the new Maryland legislature begins its session next week, one of its first orders of business will be to consider overriding Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Solar advocates say that reversing Hogan’s decision could lead to a solar boom in the state.

CALSEIA names ‘right person’ to presidency in ‘uncertain times’

Ed Murray, CEO and president of Sacramento, Calif., based Aztec Solar, says he’ll use his position to protect and expand solar in the state, as well as lead the charge in the fight against Climate Change.

From the editor: James Hansen is behind the times on wind and solar

James Hansen has played a very important role in publicizing the dangers of Climate Change. But his remarks on renewable energy show that he is not well informed on the current state of wind, solar and grid integration.


Settlement clears the way for SunEdison FBR polysilicon sale to GCL-Poly

SunEdison Semiconductor has agreed to allow the transfer of intellectual property to the world’s largest polysilicon and wafer maker, which is seeking to develop FBR polysilicon.

Vivint to provide PV system owners with smart home tools

The company’s solar customers will have the option to receive a free integrated energy management system

GameChange Forges U.S. Steel Supply Agreement

New York-based GameChange Solar has inked a long-term strategic supply agreement with an un-named company which it describes as “one of the largest steel producers in the United States”.

Solar neophytes join ACC as its new leaders

Tom Vogt and Thomas Forese have plenty of experience, but neither man appears to have any experience in dealing with energy issues.


Tesla/Panasonic begin battery cell production at Nevada Gigafactory

The factory is producing lithium-ion batteries both for Tesla’s energy storage products and electric vehicles

Sungevity loses acquisition partner, access to public capital

Easterly Acquisition Corp., who was supposed to provide Sungevity access to public-market funds, has cancelled the proposed acquisition it announced in June.

Innogy completes acquisition of solar and battery specialist Belectric

German renewable energy developer has acquired international PV power and storage specialist Belectric for a sum in the double-digit million dollar range, company comfirms.

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