What China’s subsidy pull-back means for U.S. solar (part 2): manufacturing

Global oversupply and a collapse in module prices are not good news for manufacturers. But the details are always more complex, and many of the factories planned for the United States appear to be staying the course.

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Sunlight Financial secures $50 million equity raise

The investment from FTV Capital is the latest in a string of fundraising successes for the solar and energy storage lending platform.

Sunrun brings third-party solar to Florida

Following the April decision that opened the door to Sunrun’s leases, the residential solar leader began offering its solar leases and energy storage product in the state today.

What China’s subsidy pull-back means for U.S. solar (part 1)

A flood of cheap solar panels is likely to partially offset the effect of the Section 201 duties. It may also mean the revival of projects with marginal economics and could lead to module supply contracts being renegotiated.

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Tesla stays on top of the California solar market

While Tesla/SolarCity, Vivint and Sunrun still made up the top three in 2017, the “long tail” of installers is gaining market share.

BNEF expects 34% fall in PV module prices in 2018

The organization is expecting carnage throughout the solar value chain as the result of reduced policy support for deployment in China.

JinkoSolar to supply sPower with 1.43 GW of solar panels

The massive deal follows on Jinko’s 2.75 GW supply deal with NextEra, as it deepens its presence in the U.S. market.

How Trump inadvertently proved that solar and wind are the future

The Trump Administration’s domestic energy policy has attempted a focus on strategic safety to support coal and nuclear, with zero focus on long term viability or cost, while forgetting that the sun shines everyday.

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California generates more power from solar than gas in May

During May utility-scale solar provided 17% of generation on California’s grid, outpacing gas for the first time on a monthly basis.

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GameChange reaches over 6 GW of manufacturing capacity

The racking and tracker maker has secured eight additional manufacturing lines, including in six Southeast states.

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