Inverters from China to be spared 25% tariffs – for at least 90 days

Enphase, Huawei and other companies which make inverters in China may be the beneficiaries of a compromise struck between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.

18 incoming Members of Congress back call for Green New Deal

The radical call for a rapid energy transition and jobs program now has the stated support of more than 4% of the U.S. Representatives who will take seats in January.

Mars electricity generation record set with 29.5% efficient solar cell

The NASA InSight lander generated 4,588 watt-hours during sol 1, a new record for electricity generation on Mars.

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Milwaukee eyes its own rooftop solar mandate with a California clone

The proposed legislation would require all new residential units in the city to include solar arrays, starting in 2019.

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PV Info Link expects solar demand to reach 112 GW in 2019

That would mean a market increase of around 25% on this year. Demand is predicted to become particularly strong in the second half of the year, with renewed market growth coming from India and the USA.

Solar panel shipment data points to construction boom

pv magazine is finding more evidence of a major uptick in the construction of solar projects.

Solar PV generation grows 29%: Slowing, but still on pace to dominate

Per the EIA, electricity generation from solar PV grew 29%, year to date, 2018 over 2017, through the end of the 3rd quarter. So far this year, solar PV has supplied just over 2.3% of the total electricity generated in the United States.

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Extra Space Storage adds 2.7 MW to solar arsenal

The company has partnered with Pivot Energy to provide 2.7 MW of capacity over 23 Colorado and Illinois locations.

Capital Dynamics, Tenaska join booming Midwest solar market

The developer and asset manager have signed a deal to develop 2 GWac of solar projects in six Midwestern states – more than the entire capacity that is currently online in those states. But this appears to only the beginning for the region.

Solar power project pipeline partying like it’s 1999

Per S&P Global Market Intelligence’s installation data, the total U.S. utility-scale solar project pipeline grew by 5.8 GWac in Q3 ‘2018, with the 2019-2020 pipeline increasing by greater than 50% over the last two quarters to 23 GW.

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