Cash is king in residential solar, long live the lease!

A Wood Mackenzie Renewables & Power report shows that so far in 2018, direct ownership of residential solar – either out of pocket or via bank loan – now represents 64% of purchases.

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Illinois electric utility publishes online map of potential solar capacity

ComEd, Illinois subsidiary of Exelon, posts a Hosting Capacity Map showing solar potential based on infrastructure capabilities on a local basis.

Duke tries to sock it to rooftop solar in South Carolina with massive fixed charges

Duke’s proposed basic service charges of $28-29 for residential customers in South Carolina could stop rooftop solar dead in its tracks.

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Sunrun puts 100 MW of residential solar online in one quarter

The nation’s largest residential solar company is getting bigger and taking market share from its rivals.

POWERHOUSE to turn on in December

RGS Energy says it expects to deliver its first POWERHOUSE solar shingles in December. The company did not accept deposits for its $127 million in written reservations, but now that UL approval is in they’re soliciting those groups for cash deposits.

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Head of the class: SunPower gets an ‘A’ on $440 million solar portfolio

The Kroll Bond Rating Agency delivered an Investment Grade preliminary rating on a SunPower residential lease portfolio of 317 MW. The P50 and P90 ratings after 20 years were projected near 90%, and 73-80%, respectively.

SunPower and Hannon Armstrong invest $10 million in residential solar leases

SunPower and Hannon Armstrong have entered into a joint venture to acquire, own, manage, operate, finance, and maintain a portfolio of residential solar pv systems currently or expected to be installed, working with potential tax equity partners.

Warnings about Puerto Rico 100% renewable energy bill

Solar providers have expressed concern about language allowing charges on net-metered systems, and IEEFA warns that the bill will enable a rush to gas.

Utilities seek greater fees on customers who go solar

The latest report from North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center finds a surge in proposed fees for distributed generation solar customers, as increasingly complicated structures are proposed to replace net metering.

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Solar and storage show steady growth as Tesla finally turns a profit

Tesla energy storage deployments grew 18% and solar deployments grew 11%, as the EV + battery + solar company achieves its a long-awaited quarterly profit on the success of its Model 3.

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