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What causes PID?

Potentially Induced Degradation (PID) can significantly impact PV system output and be a real headache for system owners. But what is PID, what causes it, and what can be done to prevent it?

Three-year-old developer sPower sold for $1.6 billion

Nurtured by Fir Tree Partners since 2014, the fledgling utility-scale developer and IPP nets the hedge fund sponsor a windfall as it is sold to a Canadian-American joint venture.

DNV GL launches on-demand online solar and wind forecasting tool

The company will be exhibiting the forecasting tool, which will provide on-demand forecasts of select power markets with hourly resolution, later this month in Anaheim.

Fiera Corporation buys shares in up to 921 MW-AC of American wind, solar

The Canadian asset management firm has bought into a D.E. Shaw portfolio of assets in eight U.S. states.

Canadian Solar 2016 results show impact of lower module prices

The Chinese solar company shipped 5,232 MW in 2016 but saw its revenue fall from $3.5 billion in 2015 to $2.8 billion last year as the global price squeeze on solar modules hit the firm’s bottom line.

Plunging panel prices force Celestica from market

Just four years after becoming a solar panel producer, the Canadian manufacturing conglomerate pulls out of the market, citing an inability to make a profit at current market prices.

Gaz Métro acquires Standard Solar to enter U.S. commercial market

The acquisition allows the Maryland commercial firm to expand its service offerings and explore the possibilities of becoming an independent power producer.

Brookfield bids to take over TerraForm Power, Global on the cheap

The Canadian asset manager’s latest offer is in line with TerraForm’s early January deadline for bids, and includes both buy-out and sponsorship options.

SMA surpasses 10 GW of inverters installed in North America

The German inverter manufacturer has reached the impressive landmark of installing 10 GW of solar inverters across North America, after an incredible installed capacity increase of 33% in less than a year, all the while Chinese competitors challenge its market share supremacy.

D.E. Shaw proposes to take over as TerraForm sponsor

The renewable energy investor says that the taking TerraForm off SunEdison’s hands could allow the company to recover.

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