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IREC grades all state community solar programs and only gives two A’s

IREC grades all state community solar programs and only gives two A’s

January 29, 2020 at 2:54 pm 1 comment

Shared solar programs or community solar programs continue to grow in popularity as a compelling model to increase access to clean, renewable energy and provide more options for consumers. Seeking to help new states learn from existing programs, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) released its 2019 National Shared RenewablesRead More

Fitch: Solar consistently beats wind in global renewable energy project ratings

Fitch: Solar consistently beats wind in global renewable energy project ratings

January 22, 2020 at 8:01 am Comments are Disabled

Solar consistently outperforms wind among global renewable energy project ratings in Fitch Ratings’ universe, according to updated analysis from the rating agency. “More than a decade of analysis shows that solar resources are consistently more stable and predictable than wind, resulting in less volatile revenues and generally higher ratings,” saysRead More

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Battery storage funding leads the way in Mercom’s 2019 Storage, Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency activity report

January 20, 2020 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity was down in the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors in 2019 compared to 2018, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. Chart: Global VC funding Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Global VC funding (venture capital, private equity,Read More

First Solar’s stock dropped last week after a Barclays Capital downgrade

First Solar’s stock dropped last week after a Barclays Capital downgrade

January 20, 2020 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

Investor website Motley Fool noticed that First Solar’s stock was taking a hit last week (9.8% as of their alert) and they traced the reason back to British investment bank Barclays Capital, which “downgraded First Solar two notches — all the way from overweight to underweight, assigning a target priceRead More

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What’s the real value of high-efficiency solar panels? An analysis of HE modules in residential applications across the U.S.

January 20, 2020 at 9:50 am 1 comment

  The following is a summary of research conducted by Nielson Scientific, NREL, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and ARPA-E. For further insight into why this data matters and how it should affect your solar installation business, check out our accompanying webinar this week: The Solar Study: How to Value High EfficiencyRead More

Vivint Solar confirms: Americans are feeling guilty about wasting energy

Vivint Solar confirms: Americans are feeling guilty about wasting energy

January 16, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Vivint Solar released the results of an interesting new survey they took to gauge the state of eco guilt throughout the country — the feeling people get when they know that they could and should adjust their habits to be more green. According to the report, 70% of Americans who participated,Read More

Polysilicon gets relief in Trump’s new China trade deal (updated with Wood Mackenzie trade deal analysis)

Polysilicon gets relief in Trump’s new China trade deal (updated with Wood Mackenzie trade deal analysis)

January 15, 2020 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

The Trump administration came to an agreement today on the first phase of a bilateral trade agreement with China for a variety of American products, including U.S. polysilicon. Is this a big deal? John Smirnow, vice president of market strategy, at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), had this toRead More

PV backsheet market set to grow at 6 percent annually to 2025

PV backsheet market set to grow at 6 percent annually to 2025

January 15, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

The global solar PV backsheet market is expected to grow substantially at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6 percent between 2019 to 2025 according to the new “Global Solar PV Backsheet Market” report on ResearchAndMarkets.com. Growing environmental concern, shifting of consumers from conventional sources of fuel to renewable sources,Read More

Five trends driving solar energy globally in 2020 via Sun Investment Group

Five trends driving solar energy globally in 2020 via Sun Investment Group

January 13, 2020 at 7:38 am Comments are Disabled

The solar energy market is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 20.5% from 2019 to 2026, and account for $223.3 billion by the end of 2026. Although climate change is the primary reason why solar energy is gaining popularity, Andrius Terskovas, head of business development at Sun Investment GroupRead More

Four real estate trends for 2020 (and where solar fits in)

Four real estate trends for 2020 (and where solar fits in)

January 8, 2020 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

As is the case with any industry, there are numerous changes that occur within real estate from year to year. From increasing housing prices to decreasing mortgage rates, and everything in between, it’s important for investors, lawyers, and other professionals to be well-versed. The quality of long-term knowledge will helpRead More