First Solar Bonds Financing $4.6 Billion U.S. Panel Boom

First Solar Bonds Financing $4.6 Billion U.S. Panel Boom

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U.S. solar installations, including rooftop and utility-scale projects, may jump at least 75 percent to exceed 3,200 megawatts this year, enough to supply about 700,000 California homes, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association trade group.