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Boom time: the pv magazine USA week in review

It’s a complicated time in the U.S. solar industry, with a booming market for utility-scale solar and increasing public interest, but also collapsed PV module prices and shifts in production.

Borrego to begin offering C&I, utility energy storage

The move is part of a trend of solar developers adding additional energy management services, referred to as “solar+”.

Steel pipe makers charge Chinese producers with evading import duties

The formal trade allegation deals with the steel pipes used in PV system mounting structures.

Energy storage on the rise: New videos from pv magazine LIVE

We bring you interviews with Sonnen, Enphase and Ideal Power from the SPI 2016 trade show

Altus Power America raises $200 million from Wall Street

Goldman Sachs, Global Atlantic Financial Group and Blackstone subsidiary bet heavily on Altus’ future as a solar developer.

sPower raises $786 million for nine solar projects

This combination of tax equity and debt financing will support 339 MW of solar capacity in Southern California, for a total of $2.32 per watt.

40% of U.S. Homeowners have considered solar PV

A new study by Pew Research found the most interest in the West, where 2/3 of homeowners say they have either considered or already installed solar PV.

Boom time in Texas

Texas has been only a modest solar market to date, but that is changing fast. A boom started by municipal utilities and enabled by free transmission is expected to lead to a massive amount of utility-scale solar coming online over the next five years, and even more over the next decade.

More than 10 GW of utility-scale solar is under construction in the United States

Eight states have more than 400 MW-DC of projects under construction each, showing increasing market diversification.

Quick Hits: 3 questions with SEIA Interim President Tom Kimbis

pv magazine, in conjunction with Solar Wakeup’s The United States of Solar podcast series, sat down with SEIA’s Interim President Tom Kimbis. You can hear the full podcast here, but here are three things you need to know from the interview.

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