NRG Goes on Solar Buying Spree, Nabs SunPower Project

In the past two years, a large electricity generator has emerged to be key booster of solar energy in the United States. NRG Energy is continuing its acquisition spree with an announcement Tuesday that it plans to buy a 250-megawatt project by SunPower.

Morgan Solar Aims to Start Production in Cali in 2011

Morgan Solar has settled on a production plan and is ready to offer its first system that use concentrated sunlight and solar cells to produce electricity in 2011. Now Morgan Solar is counting on its new CEO to deliver a new round of funding.

Clicker Gets Social, Goes Mobile

Clicker is bringing new aspects to its video search and discovery engine, with the launch of new social tools that will allow its users to check in and rate their favorite programs, make recommendations to other users and find out what their friends are watching.

Is eSolar the Next Solar IPO Candidate?

Now that solar rooftop panel maker Solyndra has ditched its IPO dreams are there other solar folks in line? According to Next Up! Research solar thermal startup eSolar, with an estimated valuation of close to $700 million, could be next on deck for an IPO.

Why Tomorrow's Solar Leaders Will Hail From Chips

Several events in the solar industry in recent weeks have made clear just how valuable executives with semiconductor chops are to the solar biz, as they can bring decades of knowledge of low-cost chip manufacturing, as well as experience working with suppliers of silicon itself.

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That Forrester Research analyst John McCarthy is after US Department of Labor report made it clear that he and his ilk are…