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A tough financing environment and brutal price competition in solar are making it tough for some companies, including solar cell makers DayStar and OptiSolar.
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.
Central California's San Luis Obispo County could become home to 550 megawatts of low-slung photovoltaics.
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.
Follow the companies that are shedding workers with this live layoff tracker, which we'll continue to update as more news surfaces.
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.
California utility Pacific Gas & Electric is working with OptiSolar and SunPower to add 800 megawatts of photovoltaic solar farms to the grid.
VCs smell a hot market, but that doesn't mean that the market will support all those companies--and all the capacity they need to bring online for their business models to work.
Shares of GT Solar, a large supplier of photovoltaic equipment, fell by 15 percent by their second day of trading.