Vivint Solar securitization gets A- bond rating

Kroll has assigned a portfolio of 37,792 leases, worth $494 million in various revenue streams, a preliminary rating pending a sale to the marketplace.

US solar power generation up 33% year-over-year in Q1

The 33% increase in Q1 2018 generation is more than the 25% year-over-year increase in capacity, suggesting that solar projects are generating more electricity per watt of installed capacity.

Panasonic and Pika up the pace

Pika Energy has increased its home battery capacity to 17.1 kWh – about half an average home’s daily usage. The units are powered by Panasonic lithium-ion cells.

The path to 1.5¢/kWh solar power, and lower

GTM Research projects 24¢/w solar panels and utility scale fixed-tilt systems at $0.70/W by 2022, which opens up new possibilities for ultra-cheap power from solar.

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Solar power: the Northeast vs. utility scale

The latest report by the Institute for Local Self Reliance looks at the scale of solar across the United States.

Hurricane Maria moves Solartech Universal’s expansion to South Florida

Solartech Universal plans to expand its current 80 MW/year capacity by 180 MW/year. The company is seeking a facility in South Florida.

Solar and wind power will drive the value of energy storage, remaking the power grid

A much heralded report shows solar and wind will lower wholesale prices, but it also shows a coming evolution in the pricing profile of the grid. These shifts in timing, shape, regularity and length will drive energy storage demand.

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Massachusetts marches on the capital for solar power

Over 100 solar workers visited the Massachusetts State House and held over 60 meetings with legislators and staff pushing positive political action on solar-related issues.

Vivint Solar to use LG’s RESU residential energy storage system

The nation’s third-largest residential solar company is rolling out the batteries first in California, with plans to offer them nationwide by the end of 2018.

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Huawei and Locus to monitor residential solar power from Amazon’s cloud

The three companies are coming together to monitor Huawei’s competitor to SolarEdge and Enphase: the FusionHome Smart Energy Solution.

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