Residential PV

Solar reached 1.4% of U.S. electricity in 2016

The latest figures from the U.S. Department of Energy show that all renewables together made up 15.3% of generation.

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Sunlight Financial receives $130 million cash infusion

The provider of residential solar loans joins forces with Route 66 Ventures to grow its product portfolio, improve its operations center and expand its partner network.

Florida bill protects on-site solar use from PSC regulations

Senate Bill 456, introduced by Senator José Javier Rodríguez, would allow solar-energy producers to sell electricity to users on the same property as the array without being labeled as public utilities.

Vivint Solar reaches 100,000 customers

The residential solar installer has been getting back on its feet after the failed buy-out by SunEdison, including new offerings and expansion into new states.

New York solar grows 795% in five years (with charts)

The Empire State’s solar industry has attracted nearly $1.5 billion in private investment, putting its goal of producing 50% of its electricity from renewables by 2030 in reach.

240,000 more California homeowners now eligible for PACE

The HERO program, through which homeowners can finance PV systems and energy and water improvements, expanded to 28 more California communities this week.

NRG to lay off more residential solar employees

The company will retain its presence in C&I and utility-scale solar, but is further moving its residential activities to origination and sales for other companies.

sonnen to open new manufacturing and R&D hub in Atlanta

Production at the InnovationHub expected to commence in the second quarter of the year, the German storage specialist confirmed. Facility combines sonnen’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research capabilities.

TEP tacks on a special solar fee in new rate plan

Tucson Electric Power is the first Arizona utility to finalize a rate plan since the Arizona Corporation Commission all but ended net-metering in the state for new customers – and they are taking advantage of it.

Massachusetts to extend SREC 2 until new program

The state has unveiled the latest version of its next solar incentive program, and will extend eligibility for larger projects under the SREC 2 program until the new program starts.

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