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Sungevity Finds a New Buyer

After another round of employee layoffs, the company files for bankruptcy

Posted on Mar 15 2017 by Scott Gibson

Sungevity, a California-based solar company, has laid off more employees and filed for bankruptcy protection from creditors, a report in The Mercury News said.

Once listed fifth in market share by GTM Research, the company has laid off some 410 employees since the start of the year. It filed for Chapter 11 protection on March 13, and arranged for the sale of its remaining assets to an investment group.


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Veterans Will Get Training as Solar Installers

White House programs aimed at reducing carbon emissions and enhancing energy conservation include jobs training

Posted on Nov 3 2014 by Scott Gibson

Beginning this fall, some veterans who are leaving active military duty will be able to get training at one or more military bases to become solar installers, the White House said.

The effort is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Instruction Training Network, which hopes to train 50,000 installers of photovoltaic(PV) Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow. (PVPhotovoltaics. Generation of electricity directly from sunlight. A photovoltaic (PV) cell has no moving parts; electrons are energized by sunlight and result in current flow.) systems by 2020.


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