Tag: solar installations

News and Policies, U.S.

Policy-Driven Supply Constraints Cause Steep Drop in Solar Installations in 2022

March 10, 2023

Via: CleanTechnica

The US added 20.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity in 2022, a 16% decrease from 2021. This was due in large part to an investigation into new anti-circumvention tariffs by the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as equipment […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

US solar installations fall to 20 GW in 2022

March 9, 2023

Via: Renewables Now

New solar installations in the US fell 16% year-over-year to 20.2 GW in 2022 due to policy-driven supply constraints, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said on Thursday. The decline was mainly blamed on the US Department of Commerce’s investigation […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

What The Post-Pandemic World Needs Is A Solar Energy Revolution

May 21, 2020

Via: Forbes

One technology above all has exceeded all expectations over recent years: solar energy. Near-exponential growth has lowered manufacturing costs and efficiency of the solar cells to the point that building a solar energy generation plant is now significantly cheaper than […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla Energy Lifts Off With 26% QoQ Increase In Solar, 136% YoY Increase In Storage

January 29, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

From all appearances, 2019 marked the liftoff of Tesla’s Energy division. The company marked a 26% quarter-on-quarter increase in solar installations from 43 MW to 54 MW. Storage saw an equally impressive bump on its larger base from 477 MWh […]

News and Policies, World

China’s solar installations slump to 4.6GW in Q3

October 29, 2019

Via: PV Resources

According to official figures released by China’s National Energy Administration, new solar capacity installations in the third quarter of 2019 slumped to only 4.6GW under new support mechanisms that were implemented mid-year. The cumulative PV installations in the first three […]

News and Policies, World

Indian solar pipeline at all-time high in Q1 2019

June 5, 2019

Via: PV Resources

India had its highest ever capacity of solar projects allocated or at various stages of development by the end of Q1 this year, suggesting a significant pick-up in installation activity over the next two years, according to a report from […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Floating Solar Excels Where Land Is Scarce, and That’s a Lot of Places

May 21, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Humans have been floating on water for thousands of years, so perhaps it was inevitable that they would build solar plants on it, too. Floating photovoltaics have already delivered 1.1 gigawatts of installations worldwide, according to the World Bank. That’s […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Europe’s Solar Renaissance Is on the Horizon

April 25, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

Europe’s solar market is undergoing a resurgence. More than 10 gigawatts were installed in 2018 for the first time in five years, and the market should break through the 20-gigawatt barrier by 2021, according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest research. Countries […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Report: Amount of Solar Installed in US on Track to Double in Next 5 Years

March 13, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts of solar photovoltaic capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018. The amount was a 2% decrease from 2017. However, the forecast shows the market rebounding […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Trump’s Solar Tariffs Blamed for 15 Percent Decline in Large-Scale Solar Installations in Q3 2018

December 13, 2018

Via: Renewable Energy News

On Thursday, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported results of their analysis of U.S. solar installations in the third quarter of 2018. While large-scale solar installations fell, the residential market continued to stabilize […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

U.S. Solar Installations Fall Significantly in 2017

March 23, 2018

Via: Power Engineering

Though the U.S. solar market added 10.6 GW in 2017 – the second-highest year on record – that total fell well short of the 15.1 GW of solar added in 2016. The new study by GTM Research and the Solar […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Solar power: Here’s where your state now ranks

March 15, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

If you live in South Carolina, congratulations. Your state vaulted nine spots and cracked into the top 20 markets for solar power capacity in 2017. The Solar Energy Industries Association on Thursday released its annual review of U.S. solar installations […]