We’ve surpassed 2 million solar installations

The first million took 40 years, the second million took two years and the third million will arrive two years from now.

The Energy Freedom Act has passed the South Carolina Senate

South Carolina’s solar industry is close to a big revival, with a long-awaited bill to eliminate net metering caps and transform the way utilities procure energy. But it has get back through the House by the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday).

Where does the 100% clean energy movement go from here?

With Washington Governor Jay Inslee signing his state’s 100% clean energy target into law yesterday, most of the easy victories have now been achieved, and the path forward is more complicated.

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Solar for veterans & low-income in Duluth, solar & baseball: pvMB 05/07/19

Happy Tuesday! Today we also bring you SunShare bringing more community solar to Minnesota, and a video about pollinator-friendly solar in Pennsylvania

The good old (white) boys’ club runs the solar industry

A new report by Solar Foundation and SEIA found that white men dominate senior executive positions in the solar industry, reinforced by recruitment from existing professional and personal networks.

SolarEdge just keeps growing

The Israeli power electronics maker’s revenues and shipments keep rising as it absorbs more companies, but the pending increase in Section 301 tariffs leaves some clouds in the future.

Clean energy in Opportunity Zones: An interview with Jon Bonanno

In this interview with pv magazine, New Energy Nexus CXO Jon Bonanno describes the significant opportunity presented by the federal Opportunity Zone program – and the limited window of time to take full advantage of the program.

Fire at Tennessee polysilicon fab, NJ man scams the feds for $3 million in solar rebates: pvMB 05/06/19

It’s Monday, and it is pvMB time. Today in addition to the dark news in the headline, we also bring you three new directors at Rocky Mountain Institute, and record levels of solar curtailment in California this April.

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Trump tariff increase to have limited effect on U.S. solar market

Most large manufacturers supplying the inverter market have diversified production outside of China, but this will affect Huawei and other Chinese inverter makers, as well as U.S. module makers.

Energy Freedom bill moves forward, Spruce raises $208 million, stable solar pricing: pvMB 05/03/19

Happy Friday and welcome to the pvMB. Today we also bring you the Texas Senate passing a bill to prevent municipalities from interfering with citizens going solar, solar for schools in Minnesota, and more!

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