First Solar Inc., an Arizona solar-panel maker whose only North American factory is in Perrysburg Township, on Thursday reported higher-than-expected second-quarter profits and raised its full-year earnings forecast. Its profit fell to $159 million, or $1.84 a share, from $181 million, or $2.11 a share, for the same period a year ago. Revenue rose 12 Read More
First Solar Inc. , the worlds biggest maker of solar power modules, said second-quarter profit fell as panels were held for use on its own projects, reducing sales to customers, and as the euro declined against the dollar.
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The solar electrical power industry may be ready for its moment in the sun. It’s still true that solar sources generate less than 1% of total U.S. electricity vs. the 70% generated from industrial-age fuels such as coal, petroleum and natural gas.
The solar sector has been on fire of late, but the latest round of earnings cooled things off on Friday.
The federal Bureau of Land Managements Arizona office has 33 applications for about 60 solar energy facilities on approximately 452,519 acres throughout the state, a BLM project manager said.
The Arizona Corporation Commission voted 5-0 Tuesday to require regulated electric utilities to reduce the amount of power they sell by 22 percent by the year 2020 by helping homeowners and businesses conserve energy.
The new technology could move the United States away from its dependence on fossil fuels–if it can overcome the high price tag for the massive plants needed.
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The record-breaking Zephyr unmanned solar-powered plane touches down in Arizona after two weeks of non-stop flight.