In just two years, the largest home automation company in the US has grabbed a 9% market share in solar installations.
SolarCIty acquired Common Assets to launch an online lending marketplace that funds its solar installations and makes it possible for everyone to have a stake.
The electronics contract manufacturer says it will build 20 solar projects and five solar manufacturing plants in China, and elsewhere.
First Solar's operations center will remotely monitor and control its solar plants worldwide; SunPower cuts production in the Philippines to better compete.
The world's third biggest solar maker is transitioning to project development.
First Solar produced 2 GW of solar modules, followed by four Chinese solar manufacturers.