Residential PV

U.S. solar produced $154 billion in economic activity for 2016

A new interactive map from The Solar Foundation allows visitors to see the impact of the solar industry at state, metropolitan area, county, and congressional district level for the United States in 2016 .

Alaska doubles solar capacity in 2016

The Land of the Midnight Sun doesn’t qualify as a state poised for explosive solar growth yet. But with a doubling of installations in one year and solar installers flourishing, it could be a state to hold in the back of your mind for the future.

Texas utility proposes bizarre fixed charges for solar customers

Under Oncor’s proposal, its customers who have PV installed would pay a fixed charge every month based on their historical demand – unless their residential bill would be higher under standard rates.

New York City passes 100 MW of installed PV

The city is now 10% to its 2030 solar goal, but still lags well behind the rest of the state in deployment.

Maine solar advocates push for reconsideration of net metering

A coalition of 24 groups has asked state regulators to reconsider scrapping net metering in 2018, as advocates gear up for a push in the state legislature.

Enphase introduces redesigned microinverters to U.S. market

The Enphase IQ microinverter is around 30% lighter than previous iterations and will serve to usher in Enphase Energized AC Modules to the U.S. residential solar sector.

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Utah eliminates solar tax credit

HB 23 reduces the current tax credit at $1,600 in 2018 and then reduces it by $400 per year until it reaches $400 total in 2021. Any system installed after that won’t be able to access tax credits.

Vivint Solar installations decline in Q4

While the residential solar company has greatly improved its access to capital, its volume installed fell 21% year-over-year.

Layoffs at REC Solar and Spruce underline market changes

Staff reductions at both the developer/installer and the finance provider are more evidence of turbulent solar markets in the United States.

Google’s Project Sunroof expands to all 50 states

The tech giant’s online assessment tool for solar potential now covers roughly 60 million buildings, and found that 79% of rooftops are technically viable for solar PV.

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