Tag: US solar

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Google announces US$150m renewables investment package

October 17, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Google says it will spend US$150 million on renewable energy in regions where its products are manufactured, in a move it hopes will galvanise a further US$1.5 billion of investment. The news was revealed by Anna Meegan, head of consumer […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

US solar to outrun wind as king of 85GW corporate PPA future

August 22, 2019

Via: PV Resources

Solar is to leapfrog wind to become the undisputed top renewable energy source for US corporates greening their supply through 2030, according to Wood Mackenzie and US wind body AWEA. In a report unveiled this week, both organisations said a […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

US Wind and Solar PPA Prices Decreased Quarter Over Quarter

May 8, 2019

Via: Energy Manager Today

Overall PPA prices decreased quarter over quarter across wind and solar for all five major markets in the United States, according to LevelTen Energy’s Q1 2019 PPA Pricing Index. To determine how PPA offer prices change each quarter, Seattle-based LevelTen […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

How the US Solar Industry Will Weather the ITC Phasedown

April 30, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

The price of solar has come down so dramatically in the past few years that it is now competing with and beating generation sources across the board. “Despite the fact that we’re now in a world where there are tariffs […]

Energy Economics, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New Home Solar Laws Could Triple US Solar Base By 2045

December 4, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

If other states follow the California proposal to require solar on all new home builds, the United States could have three times as much solar power as it does now, reckon analysts at Environment America who have produced a new […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Billions in US solar projects have been shelved after Trump panel tariff

June 7, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported solar panels has led U.S. renewable energy companies to cancel or freeze investments of more than $2.5 billion in large installation projects, along with thousands of jobs, the developers told Reuters. That’s more than […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Why Trump shouldn’t revel in latest US solar manufacturing expansions

May 31, 2018

Via: PV Resources

Hanwha Q CELLS became the latest company to make a gigawatt-scale manufacturing commitment in the US. However, no overseas firm has committed any new cell capacity, suggesting the longer term value to the US economy is likely less than hoped. […]

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

US Solar Installers Report Increased Optimism—Except in California

February 27, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Even as U.S. solar faced a tumultuous year, installer confidence “improved significantly” over 2016, according to a survey conducted by EnergySage and the installer certification organization the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners. “From speaking with our installers across […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

Trump Imposes 30% Imported Solar Tariff, Threatens 23,000 Jobs In 2018

January 23, 2018

Via: CleanTechnica

After 9 months of uncertainty and vitriol, US President Donald Trump has decided this week to impose a 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules in response to a Section 201 trade case filed by Suniva and SolarWorld back […]

News and Policies, U.S.

US solar tax credits survive but demand could yet take a hit

December 18, 2017

Via: PV Resources

The solar investment tax credit (ITC) has survived a major round of tax reform in the US. Fears over an effective shortening of the ITC and the wind power industry’s equivalent, the production tax credit (PTC), to just four years […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

3 Challenges Facing the US Solar Market in 2017

December 21, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

While 2016 is expected to eclipse the 10-gigawatt annual mark for the first time ever, and by a wide margin, three trends are expected to shape the near-term U.S. solar market outlook. Looking ahead to 2017, each of these trends […]