Help wanted? U.S. solar employers have trouble finding qualified workers, study says

A new report from The Solar Foundation reveals that two-thirds of U.S. solar employers are struggling to find qualified workers and that investment in post-hire training is the key to making sure the industry’s spectacular job production continues.

BREAKING: Sungevity bankruptcy ends with court-approved $50 million sale

A Delaware bankruptcy judge yesterday approved the sale of the bankrupt residential solar installer to private equity firm Northern Pacific Group.

Natcore’s Foil Cell creeps closer to commercialization

The U.S. cell manufacturer announced a partnership with Italian manufacturer Coveme to accelerate the development and commercialization of Natcore’s latest cell innovation.

U.S. solar produced $154 billion in economic activity for 2016

A new interactive map from The Solar Foundation allows visitors to see the impact of the solar industry at state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district level for the United States in 2016 .

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.

“Skinny Budget” nukes U.S. 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.

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SunPower signs supply deal for 125 MW of P-Series modules

The supply deal with NextEra Energy Resources signals a radical shift in strategy for the struggling manufacturer and is the first major test of its novel module design.

Aquion files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

After losing money for the past two years, the saltwater battery storage company couldn’t raise enough new capital to meet its debt obligations, leading to the filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware yesterday.

BREAKING: U.S. authorities could lower Taiwanese import duties to single digits

An preliminary finding by the Department of Commerce could lower import duties first imposed on Taiwan solar cell manufacturers in 2014 from high double-digits to single digits, while tariffs on Chinese module and cell manufacturers imposed at the same time remain in place.

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.