Post Tagged with: "GTM Research"

Here’s why residential solar is down more than expected in Q3 2017

Here’s why residential solar is down more than expected in Q3 2017

December 14, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

Despite more than half of U.S states now being at grid parity — meaning the levelized cost of energy is below electricity bill savings in year 1 of system life — the U.S. residential segment posted its lowest solar installation total since the first quarter of 2015, according to theRead More

7 solar install stats to know from third quarter 2017 report from GTM Research, SEIA

7 solar install stats to know from third quarter 2017 report from GTM Research, SEIA

December 14, 2017 at 7:00 am 0 comments

In their latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report, GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said prices rose due to a tight global supply of modules and uncertainty around the Section 201 trade case now being weighed at the White House. What effect did this have on installationsRead More

GTM: Sunrun tops SolarCity as lease sales leader, and more residential solar sales stats

GTM: Sunrun tops SolarCity as lease sales leader, and more residential solar sales stats

November 20, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

2017 isn’t quite the banner year for solar that 2016 was. Aside from the trade case drama, it has also been a tumultuous year for the big names in the residential solar space. Three of the largest installers, including NRG Home Solar, Sungevity and Direct Energy Solar, have gone bankruptRead More

Tariff impact on the U.S. solar market in 7 charts from GTM Research

Tariff impact on the U.S. solar market in 7 charts from GTM Research

October 18, 2017 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

The imposition of tariffs on imported solar cells and modules is more a matter of when than if at this point considering the Administration in charge, so GTM Research has been furiously crunching the numbers to understand the fallout across the U.S. solar market based on different tariff scenarios. Here’sRead More

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

October 2, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

The solar industry is forever in need of constant innovation and scientific breakthrough. Even now, with PV capacity reaching record highs, prices continuing to fall and efficiencies inching up, more innovation is needed. A lot more. (Not to mention whatever fallout is felt in the module market following the SectionRead More

GTM Research predicts solar market doomsday scenario if Suniva’s proposal is approved

GTM Research predicts solar market doomsday scenario if Suniva’s proposal is approved

June 26, 2017 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

If SEIA’s 88,000 job loss warning wasn’t enough, GTM Research has published a chilling report on the devastating impact Suniva’s new trade dispute would have on the U.S. solar market if their proposals were imposed. If Suniva’s petition is successful, GTM says it will erase two-thirds of what’s expected toRead More

Small solar installers, system ownership biggest winners in down residential solar market

Small solar installers, system ownership biggest winners in down residential solar market

May 10, 2017 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

GTM Research keeps the books on the solar market place. According to its U.S. Residential Solar Update 2017, the second half of 2016 showed the first big decline for the U.S. residential solar market. That looks like a negative, and for the largest installation companies out there, it is, butRead More

Winning the Midwest: We look at how a new solar market is forming in the Midwest

Winning the Midwest: We look at how a new solar market is forming in the Midwest

May 8, 2017 at 8:35 am 2 comments

You’ve probably heard, but more solar is being installed than ever before. As the cost of solar dropped the last decade, the economic case in areas of the country with high electricity prices was simple. This isn’t the case in the Midwest, where energy costs are lower, which keeps everyoneRead More

Utilities are dramatically increasing investments in distributed energy

Utilities are dramatically increasing investments in distributed energy

March 6, 2017 at 11:28 am 1 comment

Investment in distributed energy companies has tripled in value in North America and Europe since 2010, and over $1 billion in investment has come in 2016 alone. GTM Research just released a study, Utility Investments in Distributed Energy: Trends Among North American and European Utilities, that illustrates the substantive capitalRead More

Solar stronger than ever? Q3 2016 breaks PV installation record, but residential slows

Solar stronger than ever? Q3 2016 breaks PV installation record, but residential slows

December 13, 2016 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

The United States solar market just shattered all previous quarterly solar photovoltaic installation records. According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q4 2016 U.S. Solar Market Insight report, 4,143 megawatts (MW) of solar PV were installed in the U.S. in the third quarter of the year,Read More