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In a sign of a shakeout among solar companies, high-flier First Solar shells out $400 million for gigawatts of utility-scale solar projects from cash-strapped OptiSolar.
A tough financing environment and brutal price competition in solar are making it tough for some companies, including solar cell makers DayStar and OptiSolar.
Central California's San Luis Obispo County could become home to 550 megawatts of low-slung photovoltaics.
California utility Pacific Gas & Electric is working with OptiSolar and SunPower to add 800 megawatts of photovoltaic solar farms to the grid.
U.S. government will review proposals for solar energy installations on protected land that it had planned to put on hold until 2010.
A new Army energy strategy includes plans for what could become the world's largest solar thermal farm, as well as geothermal and biomass-to-fuel projects.
Solar cell and panel manufacturer proclaims that for the first time it has made one gigawatt's worth of modules in a single year.
Subject to regulatory approval, the deal means the company will build two plants for Southern California Edison that could power up to 170,000 homes.
Shares of GT Solar, a large supplier of photovoltaic equipment, fell by 15 percent by their second day of trading.
The 10-megawatt solar farm being built in Nevada would be the largest thin-film installation in North America.