PetersenDean Roofing and Solar plans expansions in four states

The roofing and solar provider has identified California, Utah, Colorado and Florida as locations where it is “actively negotiating” to acquire companies.

Trump exempts Canada, Mexico from steel and aluminum tariffs

President Trump has exempted the two nations from 25% import duties on steel and 10% duties on aluminum, and has further left the door open to any nations with which the United States has a “security relationship”.

JinkoSolar downsizes plans for Jacksonville, Florida factory

The Chinese PV giant is now planning to employ only 1/4 the number of workers previously planned in one PV module factory, which will be online by the end of next year.


PetersenDean acquires Hawaiian solar, battery installer

The national solar installer has acquired Haleakala Solar, and plans to hire 1,000 new employees in Hawaii over the next two years.

Vivint Solar falls to lowest level of installs in three years (w/chart)

The residential solar installer says that it is ready to begin growing again this year, as it continues to transform its business in a shifting industry.


Solar to help Texas meet this summer’s peak demand

The state is expecting nearly 400 MW of additional utility-scale solar by this summer, as the most significant source of new generation to help it meet summer peak capacity needs.

Tariffs on steel, aluminum to hit racking, tracking & mounting systems makers

IHS Markit is already predicting a 1-3 cent per watt increase in PV system prices, with the greatest impact again on utility-scale solar.

Sunrun claims U.S. residential solar market leadership

The company deployed 85 MW of residential solar during Q4 2017, as the last of the big three residential solar installers sticking to the third-party solar model.

Maine House passes solar policy fix

The bill also increases the potential number of subscribers at community solar installations to 50. But with Governor LePage expected to veto the bill, the fight has just begun.

Engie expands in US renewables with SoCore acquisition

The French power company’s North American division will swoop up 150 MW of solar assets either in operation or under construction in the purchase.

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