Markets & Policy

Energy storage takes the grid by storm at the EIA conference, part 2

Part 2 looks at presentations by Fluence and NREL, which outline the market opportunities present both today and in the future.

Arizona’s dirty energy politics

An ad being run by a PAC supported by APS is using images of violent felons to scare voters away from a clean energy initiative. But this is nothing new.

Growing stronger in adversity: An interview with Sungrow’s Steven Chan

In this interview with pv magazine, Sungrow USA CEO Steven Chan gives his perspective on the U.S. market in the wake of anticipated global module oversupply, as well as talking about the market dynamics around string versus central inverters.

Energy storage takes the grid by storm at the EIA conference, part 1

Presentations by Duke Energy, NREL, Fluence, GE and the EIA itself showed that energy storage is becoming a fact on the ground.

SunPower and Enphase team up with microinverter acquisition

Through the deal SunPower gets $25 million and stock; however the bigger deal may be Enphase’s right to be the company’s exclusive residential inverter supplier.

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Tesla to lay off 9% of workforce, quit Home Depot

The company will return to selling solar primarily through its stores and online.

Silfab considering U.S. solar factory

The announcement was made in the context of the module manufacturer’s new supply contract with PetersenDean.

China may have plunged the U.S. solar market into prosperity

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Tony Clifford looks at the upside of recent Chinese policy decisions for the U.S. market.

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Texas developer sells solar portfolio for $100 million

Fengate Real Asset Investments announced a $100 million equity commitment and co-development partnership with Texas-based PowerFin Partners, along with the acquisition of a 9.1 MW portfolio of operating solar projects in Austin and San Antonio.

Vivint closes on the largest solar securitization to date

The $466 million deal and a $345 million private placement together comprise an $811 million refinancing for the residential solar company.

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