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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 States, the solar industry is fulfilling President Barack Obama’s promise that green…

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First Solar Slashes Forecast After Exit of CEO Robert Gillette

Yesterday, in a terse statement, solar thin-film photovoltaic panels maker First Solar announced the departure of Chief Executive Officer Robert Gillette, nearly three years after he joined  the company from Honeywell International’s aerospace division. In the interim First Solar co-founder and former CEO, Michael Ahearn, will serve as CEO. Earlier this summer Ahearn launched clean…

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First Solar’s New CEO Gets Hefty $5M Pay Package

Robert Gillette, the freshly-named CEO of thin-film solar panel maker First Solar, will get a $5 million signing bonus and an annual salary of $850,000, reports GreenTechMedia (via SeekingAlpha), citing regulatory fillings. Gillette replaces long-time CEO Michael Ahearn, who stays on as executive chairman. Gillette will start at the Tempe, Ariz. company on October 1….

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