These are the top 10 most read solar articles by your peers this week!

#1 SolarWakeup: Oh, For God’s Sake, SolarWorld, Shut The Hell Up

#2 SEC: Vivint Solar ($VSLR) IPO S-1 Filing

#3 Reuters: Blackstone-backed Vivint Solar files for IPO

#4 Forbes:  Solar Executive Tries to Intimidate Bill Gates Into Opposing Fossil Fuels

#5 Energy Collective: Finally, Good News Out of Washington: IRS Clarifies Tax Credit

#6 RE World: Interested in Developing a 650 kW+ Solar Project in MA? Think Again

#7 Forbes: Disconnect Between Claims For Solar And Reality

#8 CleanTechnica: Most Solar Man In The World — Brilliant 1-Minute Short Films

#9 Think Progress: New Bill Could Make Residential Solar In California A Lot Cheaper

#10 Think Progress: Hawaii’s Largest Utility Announces Plan To Triple Rooftop Solar

The Top 10 is ranked by the number of SolarWakeup.com readers that clicked on the news article during the previous week.  It is the poll of the most relevant solar news of the week as judged by your colleagues and competitors.

Have a great weekend!

Yann

This is your SolarWakeup for August 29th, 2014

From a marketing perspective, like it or not, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone beyond viral. It’s happening everywhere, not just in the US. And if you thought only the Oakland based SfunCube had a rooftop, you forgot about SEIA’s rooftop deck. The deck hosted SEIA President’s Ice Bucket Challenge. Funniest part for me was who challenge Rhone, the head of the Nuclear association! Talk about trying to ice your competitor. Rhone made a nice challenge too, by nominating the CEO of SolarWorld! Here is the video

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Yann

This is your SolarWakeup for August 28th, 2014

A preliminary look at the S-1 filing (link below) from Vivint Solar gives you a microcosm of the solar industry. As you have heard me say before, solar is a financial sector, and by reading the S-1 filing or any of the SolarCity ($SCTY) or other filings, you get a sense on how the project you are working on creates value. Whether it is a cash deal, loan or 3rd party, there is a risk and market impact there. You could be a one-person shop or the CEO of Vivint’s competitor, reading the S-1 filing makes sense. Hoping to give you a rundown of the look behind the curtains this week.

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Yann