Movers & Shakers: Vivint Solar, ABB, Manz AG, SMA Inovateus Solar and More

This week's Movers & Shakers focuses on big career moves in Germany, India and the US. SMA Americas plans a major push into the US market, the International Solar Alliance welcomes a new interim director and India's Hartek Group takes on BHEL's Jeet Chhatwal to develop innovative automated systems and procedures for day-to-day activities which further improve productivity and bring more efficiency.

Movers & Shakers: SolarPower Europe, Lightsource, Trina Solar, Coalition for Community Access & More

This week's Movers & Shakers segment sees big waves in Europe with a new president for SolarPower Europe and Lightsource hiring a new strategy officer in its move to evolve from a pure solar company to a global energy leader. There's resignations in some of Asia's biggest module manufacturers including Trina Solar and Yingli Green, and the Coalition for Community Solar Access celebrates its first anniversary and talks to PV Tech on how to keep the community solar boom going.

Movers & Shakers: Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Lark Energy, Vaisala, KYOCERA and more

In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech investigates Bill Gates' US$1 billion clean energy fund Breakthrough Energy Ventures, by speaking to new Science lead Eric Toone. We also report on Glasspoint Solar and Lark Energy's US expansions, new executive appointments in Asian firms Kyocera and 3TIER India, and thousands of energy jobs in the pipeline in the wake of Spain's renewable energy tenders.

Movers & Shakers: #CleanEnergyJobs, SEIA, NRG, KACO and ABB

This week's Movers & Shakers includes a celebration of clean energy with the #CleanEnergyJobs campaign revealing that the industry employs over 3 million Americans to date. The segment also includes NRG and ABB appointing new board members, Germany's KACO expanding into Asian markets and the SEIA hiring Dana Sleeper as its new head of external affairs.

US solar jobs grew 25% year-on-year in 2016

The US solar job force had a year of exponential growth in 2016, increasing 25% year-on-year and constituting one in every 50 new US jobs, according to new analysis by the Solar Job Census.

What’s on the new SEIA president’s to-do list?

Newly-appointed CEO and president of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) Abigail “Abby” Ross Hopper will helm the US’ main solar political lobbying group as it prepares for an unprecedented time of attack under the Trump administration. She caught up with reporters last week, to discuss what her top priorities for the association were.

Movers & Shakers: Trina Solar, TerraForm Power, ACWA Power, 8minutenergy and more

In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech reports on employment happenings across the globe in Europe, the US and the Middle East. ACWA Power creates a new clean energy division, the executive director of the IEA wins a prize and 8minutenergy's general counsel is appointed to the US Department of Commerce's Renewable Energy and Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC).

Movers & Shakers: Eskom, First Solar, Sunrun, SPI Energy, Fraunhofer Institute, Eos Energy Storage

In this week's Movers & Shakers, PV Tech covers the controversy surrounding the sudden exit of Brian Molefe from South African utility Eskom after scandal accusations, and reports on whether this could emerge as an opportunity for the country's embattled renewables procurement programme. We also report on First Solar slashing jobs after it rescinded on its former plans to migrate its series five module and other happenings from the US, Europe and China.