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As Expected First Solar Cuts Earnings

First Solar, the U.S. developer of thinfilm photovoltaic panels, has reduced its earnings estimate for this year and next year and has announced plans to cut  100 jobs.

The Week in Green Energy: The Forest or the Trees?

In terms of the big picture, things are looking particularly rosy for the solar sector. Study after study suggests that solar’s share of the global energy generation market will continue to grow over the next decade, and possibly well beyond. In the United […]

Desert Sunlight Secures Crucial DOE Loan Guarantee

A pioneering 550 megawatts solar photovoltaic power project in California has secured a $1.46 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.

Citi Nears Close on 550 MW Desert Sunlight Project

Citi and Goldman Sachs anticipate closing the financing of the 550 megawatts Desert Sunlight Solar Farm in next few days, possibly tomorrow. The $1.8 billion financing supporting the construction of  the project, which NextEra Energy and GE Energy Financial Services recently acquired from First […]

Former First Solar CEO Launches $300M Venture Fund

Michael Ahearn, the former CEO of thin-film photovoltaic company First Solar, has reemerged as one of the driving forces behind True North Venture Partners, a new cleantech fund with offices in Chicago and Phoenix. Nearly two years ago Ahearn announced he would step […]

First Solar Buys 15 MW Ontario Project

First Solar, the Tempe, Ariz. maker of thin-film photovoltaic panels, has agreed to acquire a 15-megawatt solar project in Ontario from Helios Energy, a Toronto-based developer.

First Solar Secures Environmental Permit For 230 MW Solar Ranch Project

NRG Energy’s 230 megawatts Solar Ranch thin-film photovoltaic project in Southern California has passed a key environmental regulatory hurdle, ensuring construction-start.

The Week In Green Energy: Climate Change…, Please Stand By

No cap-and-trade in the Boehner House (and that's one thing he won't cry about!) After a two-week hiatus, G.E.R.’s The Week In Green Energy is back! And in Washington, after four years in the minority, Republicans are also back! Dark days for green […]

First Solar Sells 50 MW Ontario Portfolio To GE Venture

A venture jointly owned by GE’s energy financing unit and a Vancouver, B.C.-based project developer have agreed to buy a 50-megawatt thin-film solar project portfolio in Ontario from First Solar.

NRG Buys 290 MW Agua Caliente – UPDATE

NRG Energy, the New Jersey power company, has agreed to buy the 290 megawatts Agua Caliente solar project in Arizona from First Solar.