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First Solar commissions 250 MW-AC project on Native American land

The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is the first of four planned by First Solar in partnership with tribes in the Las Vegas area.

Former Sungevity employees file class action lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges that workers were not given the warning required under federal law, and attorneys are additionally enquiring about bounced paychecks.

SMA claims lead in UL listing race for residential inverters

It’s the first residential inverter to achieve UL 1741 SA (Supplement A) listing, which has been mandated by California and Hawaii for compliance in September 2017.

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Bills before Minnesota governor could affect solar fees

Bills to remove Minnesota’s electrical co-ops from Public Utilities Commission go before Gov. Mark Dayton today, giving them the power to set their own fee structures without oversight – and target solar customers as a separate rate class.

SMA announces “major hiring push” in California, Northeast

The inverter giant’s expansion plans are a response to what it says are favorable market conditions. In addition, the company is introducing new products to the U.S. market, including solutions for battery storage.

“Skinny Budget” nukes renewable energy research

President Trump’s Department of Energy hit list includes advanced energy research, loan guarantees and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Vivint Solar installations decline in Q4

While the residential solar company has greatly improved its access to capital, its volume installed fell 21% year-over-year.

Solar Roadways are on FIRE (No. Really. With Pictures.)

Ah, our favorite solar boondoggle is back in the news today, after a visit from the fire department sparks a Twitter storm over a smoldering electrical box at this embarrassing project.

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Tesla to issue $1 billion stock & convertible bond offering

The EV, solar and battery company has filed to issue $750 million in convertible notes and another one million shares of stock in advance of its Model 3 roll-out.

Blattner, Black & Veatch to build 596 MW of Florida solar

Utility Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has chosen construction contractors Blattner and Black & Veatch to build its eight new utility-scale solar projects. This announcement comes as Florida’s solar market is experiencing rapid growth.

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