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Suniva lays off 131 workers in Georgia, closes Michigan plant

The state of Georgia says 131 workers were let go yesterday, and local officials in Michigan have confirmed that Suniva’s module plant in Saginaw Township is now closed.

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Group asks Oregon AG to investigate solar sales practices

The Campaign for Accountability sent a letter to Oregon’s top law enforcement official asking her to investigate what it calls “false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels” in the state, the same day that SEIA launched an education campaign to combat shady sales practices by solar installers.

NEXTracker leads global PV tracker market

NEXTracker led the global solar tracker market in 2016, after rising to number one in the U.S. market in 2015, according to IHS Markit analysts. Array Technologies follows close behind, and the two remain far and away the leading suppliers of PV tracker systems globally, in addition to being leading suppliers of PV structural equipment in general.

Unlocking Universal Access to Community Solar

This month, ILSR submitted the following comments to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to inform its discussion of universal access to community solar. They are included below, lightly edited for clarity.

BREAKING: SolarWorld recalls PV modules with Amphenol connectors

The German/American PV maker has quarantined more than 60,000 PV modules in its inventory as well as recalling tens of thousands more, with a promise to replace the connectors.

SolarWorld seeks to drastically reduce costs

The German PV module maker has confirmed its financial results for 2016. The company reiterated its outlook, which forecasts that it will become profitable again in 2019.

Anheuser-Busch commits to 100% renewable energy

With $46 billion in annual revenue, the beer giant is one of the largest companies to date to take a 100% renewable energy pledge.

The slow walk: Interview with Nathan Serota of BNEF on Trump’s executive order

Yesterday U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order to roll back federal regulations on the fossil fuel industry while ordering a review and a re-write of the Clean Power Plan. This morning pv magazine talked with Bloomberg New Energy Finance Senior Analyst Nathan Serota about what the solar industry should expect from this sea change in federal regulatory direction.

Sunrun powers Wisconsin “Forward”

The Badger State becomes the first in the Midwest to attract the attention of a national residential company to power the homes of the state.

Florida utility to add 300 MW more solar with four plants

After languishing behind other sunny states like California and Arizona for almost a decade, Florida Power & Light apparently wants to catch up, with its third announcement of major solar plants in as many months.

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