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.

Maine fights to preserve net metering

Lawmakers and solar supporters in Maine have united to fight a widely criticised decision by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to phase out retail net metering by 2018.

First Solar commissions 250MW Moapa project

Leading CdTe thin-film producer First Solar has brought online the first ever utility-scale solar project on tribal land, the 250MW Moapa project, located just 30 miles north of Las Vegas.

FPL awards 600MW of EPC contracts

Florida Power and Light (FPL) has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for eight 74.5MW projects.