Musk hints at 1 GWh battery as Tesla solar power installations fall further

The company’s energy generation and storage division set a record of $410 million in revenue during Q1, but solar power fell to 2013 deployment levels.


Solar panel imports down 50% in the first two months of 2018

The EIA’s monthly solar module import report shows that after a ramp up in in mid-2017, volumes of imported PV modules crashed in January and February.

Solar power tax incentives fall almost 50% as installations increase 300%

An analysis by the Department of Energy shows electricity generation from solar growing 32% annually since 2000. Meanwhile, the tax benefits claimed for solar fell from just over $2 billion in 2013 to just over $1 billion in 2016.

kWh Analytics tracks $8 billion in U.S. solar deals so far in 2018

The Spring DealFlow report from kWh Analytics highlighted 17 Asset Transactions and 19 Asset Financings deals year to date.

Rudolph Libbe to lead construction of new First Solar factory

The firm is building the $400 million factory, its for First Solar – and creating 500 construction jobs in the process


Open Energy dedicates $50 million to commercial solar power finance

Open Energy’s program funds projects costing between $250,000 and $2 million. The capital lease program hopes to finance 70 MW of projects through the end of this year.

First Solar still sold out into 2020

The thin film solar maker is also reviving its EPC division with a goal to build 1 GW of solar projects each year, as well as increasing its presence in O&M services.

DOE lashes out at 1366 Technologies

1366 Technologies, “recipient” of an undisbursed $150 million manufacturing loan guarantee, has received an aggressively-worded letter from the U.S. Department of Energy as it seeks a Section 201 exemption.


New York to take bids for 20 large renewable projects by 2022

The Empire State state has announced a solicitation for 1.5 million megawatt hours of renewable electricity, to be delivered by 2022.

Residential solar power grows 11% in Q1 2018

OhmHome estimates 72,996 residential solar power installations in the first quarter of 2018, with California and Massachusetts growing 14% and 9%, respectively.


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