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Joanna Schroeder

  • Solar Limited has announced that its Trinasmart panels are now part of the technology solution that Vivint Solar, Inc. offers to its customers. Trina Solar touts Trinasmart as a module-integrated solution that optimizes the energy output of PV systems, enhances solar array safety, improves installation speeds and reduces balance of system costs.
  • Yes! Solar Solutions has partnered with Dividend Solar to offer the $0-down EmpowerLoan in North Carolina for the first time. The full-service solar loan includes energy production guarantees, warranty management, hassle-free maintenance and performance monitoring at no additional cost – all with the significant financial upside of solar ownership.
  • First Solar, Inc. and SunPower Corp. have announced that 8point3 Energy Partners LP, a limited partnership formed by First Solar and SunPower to own and operate a portfolio of selected solar generation assets, has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) of Class A shares representing limited partner interests in 8point3 Energy Partners. The number of shares to be offered and the initial public offering price of the shares have not yet been determined.
  • IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the Lighting Africa program for Nigeria. The program, a joint initiative of IFC and the World Bank, will help increase access to affordable, clean and safer lighting for more than 30 percent of Nigeria’s population who live in rural areas, and have low incomes and no access to grid electricity.
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