Fisker Automotive Picks EU Distributor: Plug-in hybrid car startup Fisker Automotive has picked a large distributor to sell its vehicles in Europe and is looking for similar deals in China. The European retailer will be announced tomorrow. — Reuters
Ampulse Raises $8M: Ampulse Corp., which is developing a thin-film photovoltaic technology called film-silicon tech, has raised $8 million in Series A funding, in a round led by Globespan Capital Partners and El Dorado Ventures. — PV-tech.org
Solar Power, After Sundown: A Santa Monica, Calif., company called SolarReserve has filed an application with California regulators to build a 150 MW solar farm that will store seven hours’ worth of the sun’s energy in the form of molten salt, ready for release when it’s cloudy or at night. — NYT’s Green Inc.
Republican Senators Boycott Climate Debate: Led by Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma, all but one Republican skipped the start of today’s committee debate on the climate bill, demanding a more complete study on the measure’s economic costs by the Environmental Protection Agency. — Bloomberg
Morocco Unveils $9B Solar Plan: “Morocco announced on Monday a solar energy project worth $9 billion which officials said will account for 38 percent of the North African country’s installed power generation by 2020.”– Reuters