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SolarWorld Americas appreciates Trump’s tough trade talk

The panel manufacturer, which operates a production facility in Oregon hopes the president’s call for strict enforcement of U.S. trade laws will give it, as well as other domestic panel companies, a better chance against Chinese competition.

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Amazon to install up to 41 MW of on-site solar in the U.S. by the end of 2017

The company’s solar installations planned for 15 fulfillment centers this year will be followed by another 35 by 2020

Rick “Oops” Perry becomes the new U.S. Secretary of Energy

The man who once famously forgot the U.S. Department of Energy in a 2012 Republican presidential debate is now, astonishingly, the person who was just confirmed to lead it.

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Solar reached 1.4% of U.S. electricity in 2016

The latest figures from the U.S. Department of Energy show that all renewables together made up 15.3% of U.S. generation.

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North American and European utilities invested around $297 million in distributed solar to date, GTM Research

Investments in distributed solar made by North American and European utilities have reached an aggregate value of $297 million to date. North American power providers seem to be more confident on distributed solar, but European companies are investing more heavily in all distributed energy segments.

ReneSola regains NYSE listing compliance

The Chinese integrated PV manufacturer’s stock has traded above the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) minimum threshold of $1.00 per share for 30 straight days.

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Meyer Burger to shut-down U.S. diamond wire production

The Swiss equipment provider has announced a plan to close production for its diamond wire platform in Colorado. The company blames global pressure on prices and margins. Meanwhile, its preliminary financial results for 2016 show a 40% increase in sales.

Enphase narrows losses in Q4 results

The company appears to be making progress with its restructuring, as it continues to launch increasingly sophisticated home energy solutions.

SunPower, Dongfang to establish 5 GW P-Series cell, module factory

The U.S. solar maker and two Chinese companies are planning to build out the massive factory in eastern China, making good on the promise to transition to the lower-cost P-Series.

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Canada: Soventix to develop up to 140 MW across six sites

German-based project developer Soventix is set to develop up to 140 MW of PV in Alberta, Canada. The company is currently planning six projects with capacities ranging from 15 – 45 MW near the cities of Calgary and Edmonton.

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