Residential PV

Job Moves at Sunrun, SMA, sPower, Enel X, Fluence, Emerson Collective, ENGIE, Arevon, Posigen

Executive and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC.

Direct cash payments for solar projects floated as a legislative solution

Solar developers, including First Solar, believe that a direct cash payments solution could keep solar projects on track and help developers monetize the ITC in the event that tax equity financing dries up.

People in quarantine are searching for solar power

New data from The Harris Poll and LG show that LG’s solar web traffic, as well as quote requests for residential systems are both trending high since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the issue becomes turning this interest into concrete sales.

Span wins $10.2 million to modernize the home electrical panel, ease shift to solar, storage and EVs

“The standard electrical panel has not seen major innovation for nearly a century.”


Morning Brief: Tesla looks to revive solar business with ‘Solar Price Match Guarantee’

Also in the brief: Developers pitch 16 GW of solar in coal-fueled Indiana, solar co-ops launch to help Ohioans go solar, plus green hydrogen as post-pandemic energy choice.

Vivint beats on revenue — but losses widen in Q1 as residential solar hunkers down

Vivint beat estimates with $91.2 million in revenue in Q1, though, like with most other third-party solar companies, that was outweighed by $51.9 million in losses from operations. Installation figures fell during the quarter and are only expected to fall further, as Covid-19 runs its course on residential solar.

SunPower had a ‘solid’ Q1, finds hope for May and June after a difficult April

It’s solar earnings season and there’s a clear, non-surprising theme: The first quarter was strong and largely unimpacted by the pandemic, but the second quarter and 2020 as a whole is uncertain.


SolarEdge reports record revenue, yet Covid looms over residential PV for the next two quarters

Even though the U.S. market is showing some signs of stabilizing, the decline in installation rates in April alone was 33%.

Sunrun weathers Covid for a strong Q1

The company reported strong solar deployments and revenue to start 2020, even with orders decreasing by as much as 40% for periods in March. And while the company has remained strong throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, additional sales decreases loom in Q2.

Enphase PV microinverters shine in Q1, share price is up 15%

Enphase Energy’s Q1 revenue exceeded expectations as the company set an all-time gross margin record and announced plans for a new manufacturing location. Enphase stock is up 15%

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