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Sunrun Deploys Record Solar Capacity in Q4 as Battery Interest Increases

More than a third of Sunrun’s California sales included batteries, and more than half of all Bay Area solar installations were storage-paired. The nation’s top rooftop solar installer finished the year with a burst of home solar-plus-storage deals. Sunrun installed a record 117 megawatts of solar in Q4, within its most recent guidance for the […]

U.S. solar industry predicts installations will quadruple by 2030

SolarEdge, Enphase Hit by Sharp Slowdown in Solar Installations During Pandemic’s Depths

Orders are rising again in the U.S. solar market, but “the rate of that recovery is questionable,” says SolarEdge CEO Zvi Lando. Residential solar inverter rivals SolarEdge and Enphase faced the same headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, with both companies reporting a downturn in Q2 revenue. However, both companies also laid out […]

The Conundrum of Anti-Dumping and Safeguard Duties in the Solar Sector

Sunrun’s Vivint buy aims to make home solar cheaper

The deal, announced late on Monday, combines two of the five biggest US residential solar companies at a time when the industry is struggling with sharply weaker demand due to the coronavirus pandemic With its $1.5 billion acquisition of smaller rival Vivint Solar Inc, Sunrun is creating a residential solar behemoth that it hopes will […]

The Conundrum of Anti-Dumping and Safeguard Duties in the Solar Sector

Portland General Electric Jumps Into Virtual Power Plant Business

Oregon’s largest electric utility wants a better understanding of the value of home batteries in grid operation and planning. Portland General Electric, the largest utility in Oregon, is jumping into the cutting-edge business of turning home batteries into grid resources. The company announced this week that it has received approval from regulators to link up […]

VRB Energy Will Build a Gigafactory in Hubei for Flow Battery Production

California Finalizes Plan Shifting Key Energy Storage Incentive Toward Blackout Resilience

State to spend half a billion dollars by 2024 helping vulnerable customers install on-site batteries, a big change for the market. California regulators have finalized plans to direct more than half a billion dollars in behind-the-meter battery incentives over the next four years to customers most at risk of being impacted by the state’s increasingly […]

U.S. solar industry predicts installations will quadruple by 2030

California Seeks to Shift Major Battery Incentive Toward Fire, Blackout Resiliency

CPUC proposes to spend $613 million of total $1.2 billion SGIP budget through 2024 on battery-solar systems for high-fire-risk customers. Over its 13-year history, California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program has been the state’s primary driver for distributed solar, biomass power systems, fuel cells. and, over the past half-decade or so, behind-the-meter batteries. Now California regulators are […]

U.S. solar industry predicts installations will quadruple by 2030

Residential Solar Hits New Peak in US with Record Q3 Installations

The quarterly record came amid weakness in northeastern states, traditionally a stronghold for rooftop installers. The U.S. residential solar industry pulled off an all-time record for installations in the third quarter, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association. And it happened with Northeastern states — traditionally powerhouses in the […]

U.S. solar industry predicts installations will quadruple by 2030

Fast Times for the US Residential Solar Market

Scale rivaling utility players. Power shutoffs. And a whole lot of batteries. Here are the latest trends in the U.S. home solar market. Fall earnings season brought a barrage of new data on the performance of rooftop solar installers, since all the large national players are publicly traded. For one thing, the national residential solar […]

U.S. solar industry predicts installations will quadruple by 2030

US Solar Executives Break Down the Odds of an ITC Extension

The chances of an ITC extension have improved, though it still looks like an uphill battle, solar executives say. With the end of 2019 approaching, the impending phase-down of the federal Investment Tax Credit is top of mind for solar executives. Unlike the ambivalence within the wind industry about an extension of its Production Tax […]

U.S. solar industry predicts installations will quadruple by 2030