Markets & Policy

Sunnova follows Tesla, Sunrun into Hawaiian solar+storage market

The company’s partnership with Sunetric will allow customers to lease solar+storage systems as a package, which will allow them to participate in the islands state’s “self-supply” program.

Washington D.C. launches new low-income solar & job training program

GRID Alternatives will run the first year of the program, training D.C. residents in solar installation while installing PV systems.

BREAKING: SolarWorld Americas joins Suniva’s trade petition

After originally being cool to Suniva’s petition to the U.S. International Trade Commission for protection from its Chinese competitors, SolarWorld has reversed its stance and joined the complaint as a co-petitioner.

SEIA elects industry veterans to its board

The Solar Energy Industries Association has a new chair (Tom Starrs) and vice chair (Michael Maulick), who are expected to bring a fresh perspective to some of the challenges facing the solar industry today.

One step closer: Nevada Assembly moves net-metering bill forward

After two brutal years of wrangling over what net-metering would look like, the Battle Born state is one step closer to seeing the practice (nearly) restored.

GameChange Solar Ranking Rises for Racking, Tracking

GameChange Solar announced that it reached an approximate 20% U.S. marketshare for fixed-tilt ground mount racking in 2016, a 5% marketshare for flat roof commercial racking, and the ranks of Top 10 among single-axis trackers vendors.

EXCLUSIVE: Abigail Ross Hopper speaks out on Suniva

After strongly criticizing the U.S. International Trade Commission’s decision to the bankrupt module manufacturer’s petition for “global safeguard relief” from imports of crystalline silicon solar PV cells and modules, the president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) agreed to talk further about her concerns with pv magazine.

Hearings on two Trump FERC nominees set for tomorrow

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has been paralyzed into inaction since last year because it didn’t have the three-commissioner quorum necessary to transact business but that paralysis may soon be coming to an end.

Origis breaks ground on Mississippi’s second big solar project

The 52 MW-AC Sumrall 2 project follows another 52 MW-AC project in the same small town that went online last December.

More solar and hydro brings California gas use to five-year low

As renewable energy breaks new output records in California, both the need for and availability of gas in California have declined.