June 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States solar industry experienced its biggest first quarter ever, installing 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity over the first three months of the year, a 10% year-over-year increase and paving the way for what experts believe will be a year with growth of 25%.
March 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States added 10.6 gigawatts of new solar photovoltaic capacity in 2018, down slightly on that installed in 2017 but with an expectation that the market will rebound in the years ahead
February 24th, 2019 | by Sponsored Content
What is happening in the US solar market, and what can we expect in US solar in the next 12 months for the solar industry? We look at what happened in the solar market in 2018 and what we can look forward to in 2019.
January 23rd, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
SunShare has crossed the 100 megawatt mark for community solar projects it has developed, providing it with the largest active residential subscriber base among all developers in the country. While many community solar developers focus on one or more commercial anchor tenants and backfill demand with resident subscribers, SunShare finances, develops, and operates primarily all-residential community solar systems within its portfolio
January 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
In his annual State of the State address, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday plans to significantly upgrade the state's renewable energy targets, including quadrupling its offshore wind target to 9 GW by 2035 and doubling distributed solar to 6 GW by
January 4th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
State-level action will make or break solar energy in the US, regardless of all that pro-coal rhetoric emanating from the White House
December 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Quarterly US solar PV installations fell below 1 gigawatt (GW) in the third quarter for the first time since 2015 due to the impact of the Section 201 tariffs imposed at the beginning of the year and the uncertainty which surrounded their potential introduction
November 29th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
Panasonic Eco Solutions, home of the HIT solar panel, is aggressively building out its residential solar installer network on a national basis, seeking to compete more evenly with the likes of Tesla, Sunrun, SunPower, Vivint, and others
November 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A broad coalition of energy trade and advocacy organizations filed a letter to the US Senate and House leaderships this week, urging them to modify the tax code to include energy storage as an eligible technology for the country's Investment Tax Credit, or
October 4th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The United States' Wind Energy Foundation announced this week that it is rebranding to better represent an increased focus on wind and solar energy and will now be known as the Wind Solar Alliance, having also expanded its board of directors to include solar energy experts including two executives from NEXTracker and First Solar
September 27th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Cleveland has joined more than 80 other US cities in planning for 100% renewable energy, although critics of the plan say details are slim.
September 25th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
CleanTechnica's Charles W. Thurston sat down Tuesday morning with Abigail Ross Harper, the CEO of the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA), based in Washington, to discuss the state of the solar union at Day 2 of the Solar Power Industry (SPI) show taking place this week in Anaheim
September 13th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Despite recent rocky waters, the US solar saw something of a turnaround in the second quarter, with utility-scale solar procurement soaring and residential installations stabilising, according to new research published this week by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
August 27th, 2018 | by Carolyn Fortuna
Mentoring is key to developing solar careers for women and other underrepresented groups
July 20th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The US Solar Energy Industries Association announced this week that it is partnering with energy company WGL Energy in an effort to offset the electricity use and greenhouse gas emissions connected with the group's offices, travel, and events.
June 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Two new reports published in the span of a few days have shed light on the state of the US solar industry in 2018, revealing billions lost in cancelled projects due to the imposition of the solar tariff but expected flat growth that, according to GTM Research, is "actually pretty good news."
June 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Highlighting the global solar industry's reliance upon the Chinese market, a decision by the country to curtail solar development in 2018 in an effort to prevent oversupply has resulted in significantly revised forecasts for the Chinese and global solar market in 2018 and expectations that solar module prices will fall by 35%.
May 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
The latest Pew Research poll shows wide disagreement among Democrats and Republicans on almost every topic except renewable energy. Nearly two thirds of all Americans are in favor of more solar and wind energy.
May 14th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The recent decision by the California Energy Commission to mandate solar on all new residential buildings starting from 2020 has had a noticeable impact on GTM Research's solar forecast for the Golden State, bumping it up by 14% over 4 years, or around 650 megawatts (MW).
April 23rd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
In a move that could upset the US political apple cart all over Washington, Nevada Congresswoman Jacky Rosen has introduced a bipartisan bill to the House of Congress which, if successful, could overturn the 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules introduced by President Donald Trump earlier this year
March 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The US solar PV market installed a total of 10.6 gigawatts of new capacity in 2017, according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), which is down 10% from 2016 and exposing weaknesses in certain market segments and specific locations around the country.
January 29th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Donald Trump's Davos promise that "America is open for business" and his intention to put "America first" is undermined by his recent decision to impose tariffs on solar cells and modules (as well as washing machines).
January 23rd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
After 8 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 in April of 2017, a move which will likely cost 23,000 American jobs this year.
January 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Abigail Ross Hopper, the Solar Energy Industries Association President and CEO, made a personal plea on Wednesday to US President Donald Trump to reject imposing high tariffs on solar imports and risking tens of thousands of US-based jobs.