Commercial & Industrial PV

GameChange Solar Ranking Rises for Racking, Tracking

GameChange Solar announced that it reached an approximate 20% U.S. marketshare for fixed-tilt ground mount racking in 2016, a 5% marketshare for flat roof commercial racking, and the ranks of Top 10 among single-axis trackers vendors.

Third-party solar scores big court victory in Arizona (full decision embedded)

The state’s appeals court rejected the tax department’s contention that it should be able to treat third-party installed solar arrays as utilities for tax purposes.

GRID earns DOE grant, but will the government pay?

GRID Alternatives, America’s largest non-profit solar installer, received DOE grants to support its work bringing solar energy to distressed communities. The question looming over the award is this: Will the company ever see a dime?

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U.S. investors dominate list of non-Chinese solar asset owners

A report by GTM Research and Solichamba finds 11 investors that each own more than 1 GW of PV assets, with eight of those 11 hailing from the United States.

EnergyWakeup: State Senator Brandes on opening up Florida’s solar market

In the latest podcast from Yann Brandt’s EnergyWakeup, we bring you an interview with Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes on his pending legislation to remove the heavy tax burden on solar in the state.

Nevada net metering breakthrough: Compromise struck in AB 405

The Battle Born State may finally be seeing its two-year battle over net metering coming to an end – and rooftop installers, as well as residential and commercial/industrial customers should be pleased.

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Massachusetts should raise its net energy metering caps

SEIA’s Dave Gahl points out that Massachusetts’s significant solar market momentum is in danger from overly conservative net metering caps, an issue which has never been adequately addressed.

SMA holds firm as inverter revenue leader, with Huawei topping shipment charts, says IHS Markit

Latest market data from analysts shows that Huawei shipped the most inverters last year, followed by Sungrow, while SMA, Huawei and SolarEdge pulled in the most revenue worldwide.

Study to utilities: Fudging the solar facts can get consumers on your side

A new study by E Source, a “market research” firm that has been telling utilities what they want to hear for 30 years, has outlined a strategy to help utilities win over consumers to utility-scale solar: Tell them half the story.

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One more step: Florida bill passes Senate – now on to governor’s desk

Solar advocates, who worked tirelessly to pass Amendment 4 last year, are one step away from finally seeing their hard work pay off. SB 90 passed the Senate yesterday, so now it’s on to the governor’s desk for his signature.

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