Residential PV

Installers react with disappointment to USITC decision

No matter what the segment, the decision did not receive rave reviews.

D-Day: USITC to rule on Section 201, injury phase

pv magazine provides you with a timeline on how we got to today’s vote.

Solar booms: 2.4 GW installed during Q2 in the United States (w/ charts)

The United States saw another strong quarter of solar market growth during Q2. However, the residential market declined year-over year, and the Section 201 trade case does not bode well for the future.

The new Sungevity acquires two more solar companies

The two companies which recently merged under the Sungevity brand area each snatching up smaller solar companies, which could presage a move into big-box superstores.


More consumers are looking for solar online

The latest edition of EnergySage’s Solar Marketplace Intel Report shows data to back up the growth that online solar marketplaces are reporting.

Report: Energy storage is starting to become standard for utilities

The Smart Electric Power Alliance said the vast majority of the utilities they surveyed plan to offer behind-the-meter storage programs for their residential and commercial customers.

Nevada regulators deny potentially destructive rate hikes

In a victory for rooftop solar in the states, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission rejected NV Energy’s attempts to use Assembly Bill 405 to institute usurious rate changes that would have made solar’s economics tight for many potential customers.

Mandatory solar for new construction – housing killer or PV boom?

St. Petersburg, Fla.,’s call for requiring PV systems on new or extensively improved housing begs the question of its impact.


Unicorns DO exist: Dominion adds solar, drops residential rates

While utilities around the country argue adding solar forces them to INCREASE rates on residential customers, the Virginia utility may be proving that the argument is a complete fairy tale.


Fronius launches first inverter with telecom-based shutdown command

The new inverter will cut both hard and soft costs while complying with new NEC code system shut-down requirements set for January.

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