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Evolution Solar Shopping for Startups: Evolution Solar has announced that it is searching for a suitable acquisition of an existing solar company, preferably one that’s involved in sales and distribution, but which lacks an expansion plan. — PV Tech

AEP Signs Up for Solar: Ohio utility American Electric Power has signed on to buy the solar energy output for 20 years from the Juwi Solar facility planned for northwest Ohio. AEP says the deal marks its first solar energy transaction. — Business First of Columbus

Death of the Climate Bill?: As Democratic lawmakers struggle for consensus on provisions for offshore oil drilling, agricultural carbon offsets and other “touchstone issues” in the Waxman-Markey climate and energy bill, the Sierra Club says the legislation has already “suffered death by a thousand cuts.” — Washington Post

Battery Management for All: Engineering firm Ricardo has developed what’s meant to be a universal management system for lithium-ion or NiMH batteries, as well as ultracapacitors. — Green Car Congress

The A/C Opportunity: According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, air conditioners in passenger vehicles account for nearly six percent of total fuel consumption in the U.S. each year. Researchers at the NREL facility in Golden, Colo., are trying to change that. — NYT’s Green Inc.