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Apple installs 17 MW rooftop solar array on Jobs’ dream campus

To celebrate what would have been founder Steve Jobs’ 62 birthday today, the consumer-electronics giant announced its new headquarters, Apple Park, will be ready to accept employees starting in April. Employees will be able to bask in the electricity produced by one of the largest on-site solar arrays in the world.

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SolarCity drags down Tesla’s Q4 results

The EV, battery and now solar company fell into the red in Q4 concurrent with the acquisition of SolarCity, as it begins making batteries at its Gigafactory and prepares for Model 3 roll-out.

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New York solar grows 795% in five years

The Empire State’s solar industry has attracted nearly $1.5 billion in private investment, putting its goal of producing 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2030 in reach.

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First Solar goes all in on Series 6

The company took a significant hit in its Q4 results due to restructuring and impairments, as it shuts down lines and orders tools for the transition to its Series 6 modules.

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Florida Power & Light races to a solar future

After being part of a coalition that tried to slow third-party solar growth in the Sunshine State as recently as October, the state’s biggest utility announced plans to add eight new solar power plants by early next year.

100% by 2045 renewable energy bill introduced in California

The leader of the California Senate has introduced a bill that would put the state tied with Hawaii for the most aggressive renewable energy mandate in the nation, and one of the most aggressive in the world.

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Enphase finalizes $50m refinancing package

Extension of long-term loan facility with Tennenbaum Capital Partners used to pay-down Wells Fargo line of credit and support Enphase’s expansion efforts for its home energy solution.

Yingli again faces prospect of NYSE delisting

The Chinese PV module supplier has 90 days to regain compliance with the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange, according to a letter it received last week from the market regulator.

sonnen to open new manufacturing and R&D hub in Atlanta, US

Production at the InnovationHub expected to commence in the second quarter of the year, the German storage specialist confirmed. Facility combines sonnen’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research capabilities.

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SunPower reports heavy losses in Q4 results

The company took a big hit from restructuring charges, as its latest quarter of dismal financials.

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