Greentech Media’s Solar Newsletter | Apr 22, 2013 LATEST NEWS: Reports: SolarWorld Looking to Qatar for Solar White Knight Eric Wesoff, – April 22, 2013 SolarWorld is running out of time to restructure itself, deal with its debt, and find a way to survive. Solar-Powered Wi-Fi: Another Piece of the Distributed Energy Framework Justin Guay – April 22, 2013 How the convergence of off-grid mobile devices and distributed energy is shaking things up in India Construction Halted at First Solar’s 230 MW Antelope Valley Site Herman K. Trabish – April 22, 2013 LA County issues notices, tells the developer “it is time to stop experimenting” ABB Acquires #2 Solar Inverter Firm Power-One for $1B Eric Wesoff – April 22, 2013 ABB moves decisively into solar. Consolidation heating up in the solar inverter market. Power Grab: San Antonio’s CPS Looks to Eliminate Net Metering Annie Lappé – April 19, 2013 Is utility CPS Energy’s commitment to solar waning? Solar Smackdown: Utilities Take On Rooftops Earthtechling, Pete Danko – April 19, 2013 Will rooftop solar spell doom for electrical utilities? Fears are running rampant, and San Antonio’s CPS Energy is acting to scale back net metering credits. Republicans Revolt as Arizona’s Utility Proposes Cut in Solar Programs Herman K. Trabish – April 18, 2013 “That’s not the conservative way and it’s not the American way.” California Has More Solar Jobs Than Actors Stephen Lacey – April 18, 2013 How does your state rank in solar jobs? Tough Times Ahead for PV Inverter Incumbents Nicholas Rinaldi – April 18, 2013 GTM Research publishes flagship report on PV inverter markets, technologies and strategies. Arizona Solar Fights On Herman K. Trabish – April 17, 2013 But the worst impacts of a recent regulatory shift are still to come NatGas-Dish CSP Starts Across the Valley of Death Herman K. Trabish – April 17, 2013 “If it comes in at $1 per watt, we win. If it comes in at $8 per watt, we lose.” Green Jobs: Dr. Hansen Retires; Zoi to C3; Plus Vivint, Ventyx and Sopogy Eric Wesoff – April 17, 2013 CEO exits and personnel moves in renewable energy, efficiency, and climate sciences Solar Summit Preview Podcast: Enphase on the State of Microinverters Scott Clavenna – April 16, 2013 Enphase co-founder Raghu Belur talks about solar and PV microinverter market dynamics in 2013 and beyond. A Major Advance in Solar Module Testing? Herman K. Trabish – April 16, 2013 A first-of-its-kind climate chamber does continuous real-time readings under light. SolarWorld Builds It and Duke Energy Comes Earthtechling, Pete Danko – April 15, 2013 SolarWorld, not usually a big utility-scale developer, does a 21-megawatt SoCal project from soup to nuts, and Duke Energy scoops it up.