Sunrun hits new heights in Q2 results

The quarter’s 91 MW is the highest volume deployed to date and confirms its place as the nation’s largest residential solar company, as new IRS rules provide benefits beyond 2020.

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EIA forecasts modest, uneven solar market growth in 2019

The organization’s short-term energy outlook forecasts that 10.27 GW-AC of solar will be installed in 2019, a 7% growth from 2018 – but for 60% of this solar to come online in December.

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Vivint Solar on a growth path again in Q2

The residential solar company unveiled a novel financing deal and grew installations and bookings, but is still struggling to reduce installation costs.

United States confirms additional 25% tariffs on Chinese cells, modules

While the tariffs make importing solar from China even more impractical, they are unlikely to have a significant impact on trade flows or the U.S. market.

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80 MW of rooftop solar subscribed in Nevada – in slightly more than one year

Nevada is decreasing compensation slightly under its new net metering policy, with the first 80 MW tranche of the program fully subscribed over the weekend.

Hawaii PUC approves solar + battery system for Molokai

The island’s 7,000 residents are expected to see savings from the 4.9 MW solar and 2.6 MW of battery storage that Half Moon Ventures plans to install on the island.

Inverter makers plan alternatives to avoid potential 25% tariffs

Several inverter makers could be hit by the Trump Administration’s move to increase tariffs on imports including inverters from China, but many are already shifting manufacturing to other locations.

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New York recommends “stopgap” measures to modify solar compensation

Two white papers issued by state regulators call for modifying the Value of Distributed Energy Resources calculation and increasing credits available for community solar projects. SEIA describes this as “forward progress”.

Construction begins at 53 MW-AC solar project at Navy Base in Tennessee

McCarthy Building Companies is constructing the project for Silicon Ranch, as one of the few large solar projects being built in the service area of TVA member utilities

Trump calls for 25% tariffs on Chinese inverters, other products

U.S. President Donald Trump has asked trade officials to consider increasing import duties from 10% to 25% on a list of products from China including inverters, AC modules and non-lithium batteries.

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