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Flex survives a $500 million loss in business after SunEdison flamed out

Through no fault of its own, the energy-storage manufacturer revealed on its most recent earnings call that the continuing SunEdison fiasco cost it $500 million in revenue in 2016 – but it lived to tell the tale.

NextEra builds 2.5 GW of wind and solar in 2016

The Florida power company’s results call indicate very rapid activity over the last year, and expects a similar rate for future development, along with dividend growth.

Report: Broadband users will drive solar in 2017

According to a new analysis by research firm Parks Associates, 15% of U.S. broadband households say they will purchase solar panels in 2017.

Indiana senate bill targets net-metering for elimination

State Senator Brandt Hershman has introduced SB 309 into the legislative docket, a bill that contains language that could scuttle net-metering long before its stated sunset of 2027.


SEPA-EPRI analyze microgrid evolution, call for standards

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have completed a new report on microgrid evolution entitled “Microgrids: Expanding Applications, Implementations, and Business Structures.”

Utility veteran takes FERC reins again

For the second time since 2013, Commissioner Cheryl LeFleur will lead the body that oversees federal regulation of the country’s energy market – including the two controversial gas pipelines opponents thought might be dead.

Gov. Jerry Brown: “California is not turning back on renewables”

California governor Jerry Brown struck a defiant tone in his State of the State adress earlier this week, rejecting many of the policies put forward by the new Trump administration and Republicans in Washington DC.

8point3 reports beats Q4 guidance, ups dividends

The joint First Solar/SunPower yieldco reported strong results, including acquiring shares of the Henrietta and Stateline projects.

NV Energy to supply Apple with 200 MW of solar

The technology giant has signed a deal with NV Energy for the output of a 200 MW solar plant, which is awaiting approval by state regulators.

Installer survey finds robust competition in the U.S. market

Energy Sage’s annual survey conducted in collaboration with pv magazine also finds third-party solar options to be relatively unpopular

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