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Bankruptcy filing for Md. solar firm founder

Source: 
Baltimore Sun

Paul Witteman, founder of Greenspring Energy in Maryland, has filed for bankruptcy claiming more than $4 million in debts and angering former customers, to whom he owes money, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Solar jobs soaring, says report

Source: 
Bloomberg

The latest job census from the Solar Foundation says 174,000 people were working in the solar industry at the end of 2014, an increase of 31,000, or 22 percent, from the year before, and the group says hiring should jump even more this year, Bloomberg reports.

Chapter 11 filing for U.S. unit of China’s Suntech

Source: 
Bloomberg

Suntech America Inc., the U.S. unit of Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power, followed its parent in seeking bankruptcy protection Monday, listing more than $100 million in assets and in debts in Chapter 11 filings in court in Delaware, Bloomberg reports.

Big solar panel factory in India to be built by SunEdison, Adani

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

SunEdison plans to join forces with Adani Group to build India’s biggest solar panel factory at a cost of $4 billion, the companies announced Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Big Utah solar plant gets Google investment

Source: 
The Wall Street Journal

Google has joined forces with two other investors to put up $188 million to build a solar plant in the Utah Red Hills Renewable Energy Park that should eventually generate 210 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Indianapolis airport solar farm expansion completed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Contractors have finished bringing online dozens of acres of solar panels at Indianapolis International Airport, solidifying its status as the home of the nation's largest airport-based solar farm.

Workers recently finished adding 86 acres of solar panels at the airport, more than doubling the size of its solar farm to 151 acres.

Arizona regulators don’t block APS tests that will give customers free solar

Source: 
The Arizona Republic

Arizona Corporation Commissioners didn’t approve, but didn’t object to plans for Arizona Public Service Co. to spend $28.5 million to put free solar on the roofs of 1,500 customers in order to test west-facing solar panels and voltage regulators, The Arizona Republic reports.

Space-generated solar energy still idea for far future

Source: 
CNN

Harvesting solar energy in space for use on Earth is technologically feasible but still too expensive and impractical, engineer Dr. Paul Jaffe, from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, told CNN.

Ex-Obama strategist to create solar campaign

Source: 
The Washington Post

Jon Carson, ex-Obama campaign strategist, will be helping SolarCity to find creative ways of persuading people to put solar panels on their roofs, instead of relying on traditional advertising, The Washington Post reports.

First Solar to provide panels, expertise for Southern farm in Georgia

Source: 
Bloomberg

Solar panels and engineering services to build a 131-megawatt facility in Georgia will come from First Solar, according to an announcement from Southern Co., which says the farm should come online in the fourth quarter of 2016, Bloomberg reports.

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