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pv-magazine.com - Max Hall - Italian solar company changes hands
Italian solar company changes hands
pv magazine International

The Green Deal for Europe and backing from the Italian government will see the nation add 1.1 GWp of new clean energy capacity annually for the next decade and will see Italy become a 30 GWp solar market “in the coming years,”…

seekingalpha.com - James Cherry - Feeling The Power With First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
Feeling The Power With First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR)
Seeking Alpha

When I began writing this article, it was initially on SunPower Corporation. As I always do, I study the industry, and then I research the company in the industry. After I began reading through SunPower's financials, I noticed things about its…

pv-magazine.com - Brian Publicover - Burkina Faso kicks off 'Solar Cluster' plan
Burkina Faso kicks off 'Solar Cluster' plan
pv magazine International

Agence Nationale des Energies Renouvelables et de l'Efficacite Energetique (ANEREE), the state entity responsible for renewables development in Burkina Faso, has launched a new “Solar Cluster” initiative to help build up the domestic…

lasvegassun.com - Stephanie Tavares - Solar research facility planned for Nevada Test Site
Solar research facility planned for Nevada Test Site
Las Vegas Sun News

Published Thursday, July 8, 2010 | 11:37 a.m. Updated Thursday, July 8, 2010 | 12:57 p.m. Nevada took another step on Thursday toward becoming a world leader in the solar energy field. The state will be home to the nation's first solar research…

qz.com - Tim McDonnell - What the biggest-ever solar company acquisition means for the future
What the biggest-ever solar company acquisition means for the future
Quartz

On July 6, San Francisco-based Sunrun, the biggest residential solar power company in the US, acquired one of its main rivals, Vivint Solar, in an all-stock deal worth $3.2 billion. It's the biggest consolidation in the solar industry's history…

wired.co.uk - Sophie Charara - Garmin thinks solar charging is more than a sports watch gimmick
Garmin thinks solar charging is more than a sports watch gimmick
WIRED UK

Camping is back on, unlimited outdoor exercise is permitted and Garmin has decided now is as good a time as any to launch three new solar charging sports watches: the Instinct Solar, Fenix 6 Pro Solar and Fenix 6S Pro Solar. Garmin doesn't…

zdnet.com - Matthew Miller - Garmin Instinct Solar first look review: Rugged outdoor GPS sports watch powered by the sun
Garmin Instinct Solar first look review: Rugged outdoor GPS sports watch powered by the sun
ZDNet

For many years I have been using Garmin wearables to track my running, cycling, hiking, and other outdoor activities, but I've never tried out one of the Instinct models. That changed a couple of weeks ago when Garmin sent out the new Garmin…

indystar.com - London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star - A magical solution': Solar developers planting flowers that could help save butterflies and bees
A magical solution': Solar developers planting flowers that could help save butterflies and bees
The Indianapolis Star

For more than a century Logansport's electricity was generated using gritty black coal. Now, its latest generating facility will feature 80 acres of solar panels, and something far more attractive — flowers. The plan is part of a national…

reneweconomy.com.au - Michael Mazengarb - UK investment group United Green takes stake in Rodds Bay Solar Farm
UK investment group United Green takes stake in Rodds Bay Solar Farm
RenewEconomy

UK investment group United Green has made its first play in the Australian clean energy market by taking a 50 per cent stake in the $350 million Rodds Bay Solar Farm. United Green has purchased a 50 per cent stake from the current owners of the…

financialexpress.com - Anupam Chatterjee - Solar manufacturers seek pass-through of planned basic customs duty
Solar manufacturers seek pass-through of planned basic customs duty
The Financial Express

Though the government's recent announcement of imposing a basic customs duty (BCD) on the import of solar panels intends to benefit the Make in India programme, industry players pointed that as long as the plant developers are allowed to passed…

krqe.com - Bitsie - New Mexico utility unveils solar array to power Facebook
New Mexico utility unveils solar array to power Facebook
KRQE News 13 Albuquerque - Santa Fe

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — The largest electric provider in New Mexico has unveiled its latest solar array, a 50-megawatt facility that was built to power Facebook's Los Lunas Data Center with renewable energy. A virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony…

pv-magazine.com - Max Hall - Covid-19 weekly round-up: Q Cells has given a timely boost to EU solar as the clamor grows for a green recovery
Covid-19 weekly round-up: Q Cells has given a timely boost to EU solar as the clamor grows for a green recovery
pv magazine International

Korean solar manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells has given a much-needed boost to the EU economy by committing to a €125 million ($141 million) R&D spend over the next three years. The company said its German investment showed its commitment to…

northjersey.com - Jacob M. Appel, North Jersey Media Group - What else could happen? A solar storm is on the horizon - brace for more disaster | Opinion
What else could happen? A solar storm is on the horizon - brace for more disaster | Opinion
North Jersey Media Group

The economies of major East Coast cities from Boston to Washington shut down overnight. Transportation networks grind to a halt. Leaders prove unable to effectively communicate health and safety measures to ordinary Americans. Within weeks, food…

bikeradar.com - Paul Norman - Garmin claims new Solar smartwatches make recharging a thing of the past
Garmin claims new Solar smartwatches make recharging a thing of the past
BikeRadar

New solar charging-equipped smartwatches offer extraordinarily long run times Garmin has launched a range of new solar-powered smartwatches, with multisports functionality that includes mountain biking and road cycling modes. The three model ranges…

seekingalpha.com - Daniel Jones - Sunrun's Pricey Deal For Vivint Solar (NASDAQ:RUN)
Sunrun's Pricey Deal For Vivint Solar (NASDAQ:RUN)
Seeking Alpha

The residential solar system market still accounts for just a small piece of the world's (and the US') energy market, but it's quickly growing. Someday, it will become a massive market that will result in a slashing of society's consumption on…

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