Industry leaders call on Congress for immediate, targeted support for sector
Also in the brief: DOE to invest more than $5 million in tribal energy infrastructure
Also in the brief: Elon Musk on cusp of a $730 million award, the 16 Camilla Solar Plant has reached commercial operation, a project approved in Maine and more.
The company claimed 25.2% of the residential solar module market, while controlling 13.3% of the commercial and industrial market, according to WoodMac’s Q1 2020 U.S. PV Leaderboard. The achievement marks the first time Q Cells has topped both markets, as well as the first time any company has held a residential market share of 25% or greater.
Also in the brief: Audubon is looking at how to build environmentally friendly energy projects without harming wildlife. And DSIRE is adding energy storage incentives and targets to its database.
Also in the brief: tech from the rumored Apple car could find its way to your pocket or wrist, a list of Georgia utilities and other services that will not cut off services due to nonpayment, COVID-19 resulting in a 20% decrease in oil demand and more
The solar industry, which represents 2.6% of overall U.S. electricity generation, already employs twice as many workers as the U.S. coal industry.
Also in the brief: NYSEIA forms the Long Island Solar & Storage Alliance, Sol-Ark named a finalist for “American-Made Solar Prize,’ Gas South and Cobb EMC break ground on solar + storage project and more.
Florida led the region for small-scale installations, while Maryland kept the lead on a per-capita basis. Solar advocates look to improve opportunities for distributed solar throughout the region in 2020.
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