Markets & Policy

IHS inverter scorecard praises leading suppliers’ tenacity and ambition

The analyst’s holistic review of the inverter landscape finds SMA, SolarEdge, Schneider Electric, Sungrow, Huawei and ABB each boast certain strengths that enable them to serve various markets.

Residential storage warms rapidly

Solar+storage: As the U.S. residential solar market matures, a growing number of homeowners are looking at various battery storage options as an addition to their arrays. pv magazine examines the state of the market, the challenges ahead and the leading players in this increasingly competitive space.

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GRID Alternatives to install solar for 500 Los Angeles families

The non-profit will also train 500 LA residents in solar installation.

8point3 Energy Partners once again beats guidance in Q2 filing

The yieldco of First Solar and SunPower saw second quarter performance beat CAFD guidance, generating revenue of $13.5 million and lowering net losses to just $0.2 million.

San Diego to transition to net metering 2.0

SDG&E is the first of the state’s three large investor-owned utilities to hit the cap on the original program.

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Sungevity to go public through acquisition by asset management firm

The fifth-largest distributed solar installer in the United States will now be traded on the NASDAQ, which is expected to give it a capitalization of $607 million.

Every little bit helps for California’s PV deployment

California is leading the way with inventive ways to deploy solar technology, as not only will San Francisco’s bus stops be lit up with solar lanterns, but the HERO program has hit another major milestone, making energy savings equivalent to closing two coal power plants for a year.

North American leaders to set out target of 50% “clean” electricity by 2025

Obama, Trudeau and Peña Nieto will be presenting the target, which will include nuclear and carbon capture and storage, at a summit of the three leaders.

Sunrun increases rooftop solar credit facility to $245m

The U.S. residential solar company has secured an additional $40 million in working capital from investors to support the expansion of its rooftop solar projects, especially the New York market.

SunEdison appoints new CFO as incumbent departs after just two months

The troubled and bankrupt renewable energy firm announces the appointment of Philip Gund as its new chief financial officer a week after CEO Ahmad Chatila resigned.

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