Solar Energy Industries Association Blog
At the end of 2015, there was just north of 25 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV installed in the United States. Now, after back-to-back years of double-digit gigawatt growth (15 GW in 2016 and 10.6 GW in 2017), the solar industry has more than doubled its total installed capacity to 53.3 GW through the end of 2017. The release of the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2017 Year in Review finds that the solar industry is doing pretty well, even after a year of obstacles, from the trade case to a number of state policy actions. Read more here.
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- 3 Takeaways from the Latest Solar Results, Union of Concerned Scientists Blog
- New Report: Florida One Of The Fastest Growing Solar States In The Nation, WLRN
- FERC counts 48 GW-AC of large solar projects planned by 2021, PV Magazine
Utility-scale proposed projects have begun piling up at the federal agency as the 30% Investment Tax Credit ending starts appearing on the horizon.
- US Utilities Turning Shuttered Coal Generating Facilities Into Solar Power Plants, CleanTechnica
- NextEra builds largest solar+storge plant in USA, PV Magazine International
- Massachusetts governor seeks Clean Peak Standard with $1.4B bond bill, Utility Dive
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration has introduced legislation to create a new Clean Peak Standard for utilities to increase the use of clean energy during high-demand periods that are also carbon intensive.
- In the New South, customer demand is showing utilities the dollars and sense in solar, Utility Dive. Once reluctant Southeastern utilities now see solar as a deal they can’t refuse.
- Arizona regulators move to place gas plant moratorium on utilities, Utility Dive
- Retirement community embraces renewable energy with solar panels on parking structure, Tulsa World
- Global solar market grows over 29% in 2017 with even more to come in 2018, PV Magazine
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