Covid-19

US behind-the-meter storage forecast drops 31% over Corona concerns

Wood Mackenzie has dropped the 2020 outlook down to 430 MW, still a more than 100% increase over 2019, amid concerns over the role of sales and commissioning and interconnection in a period of shelter-in-place ordinances.

Morning Brief: Tiger King star has solar installed, 260 MW on a fishery in China

Also In the brief: Iowa passes net metering right before suspending the session amid the Covid-19 pandemic, an international research team has developed a new type of solar cell that is 26.7% efficient in power conversion, Powerhome is hiring and more.

New EPA policy: some pollution rules are discretionary during pandemic

“It is not clear why refineries, chemical plants, and other facilities that continue to operate and keep their employees on the production line will no longer have the staff or time they need to comply with environmental laws.”

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Texas installer sees coronavirus concerns driving interest in residential storage

While national solar and storage projections fall, the opposite has been true for Bret Biggart and Freedom Solar, with more and more customers looking for residential storage to weather uncertain times.

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Morning brief: Hawaii is installing batteries to support solar and wind, Ted Danson on energy storage

Also in the brief: Tesla is planning to retool its New York gigafactory to manufacture medical ventilators, SEIA is projecting that coronavirus could slash the solar workforce in half, a 50 MW community solar project approved in New Mexico and more.

Guide to installing residential solar amid a pandemic

As long as their businesses are allowed to operate, residential solar companies have to adhere to the changing world that Covid-19 has created. In light of this, Sunrun and SEIA have both released best practice guidelines for installing solar during a global pandemic.

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Reasons to be cheerful: US utility solar pipeline is ‘stronger than ever’

“Even going into a pandemic, the market is well-positioned,” says a WoodMac analyst.

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SunPower reduces management salaries, freezes hiring and withdraws 2020 financial guidance

SunPower CEO: “We remain on track to complete our planned company split into two independently focused pure-play solar companies by the end of the second quarter.”

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Recap: selling solar in the era of social distancing

Did you happen to miss yesterday’s webinar? Fret not, as you can tune into a recap of to learn the adjustments you’ll need to make to your typical sales process by following the link below.

Morning Brief: Power plants part of nation’s critical infrastructure, staff to remain onsite for weeks, months

Also in the brief: The business of putting solar panels on homes is being severely damaged, CIP to purchase stake in 440 MW solar PV project in Texas

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