US Industry Fears Tariff Ruling Could Double Price of Solar Power

The US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is warning the price of solar technologies could double if President Trump approves proposals to impose new import tariffs on Chinese solar panels. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) opened the door for potential new tariffs late last week with a ruling that …

U.S. Solar Industry Sees Phenomenal Growth

The U.S. solar market continued its years-long expansion in the second quarter of 2017 as the industry installed 2,387 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV), the largest total in a second quarter to date. This tops Q1’s total and represents an 8 percent year-over-year gain, GTM Research and the Solar …

Sunrun Expands Into Seven New States, Nearly Doubles Market Reach

Sunrun, one of the United States’ leading residential solar developers, announced this week that it has recently completed expanding into seven new US state markets, nearly doubling its market reach in just under four months. The California-based company bills itself as the largest dedicated residential solar, storage, and energy services …

Houston, You Now Have Solar Power

On Friday, Houston announced it will be purchasing 10.5% of its energy from the SolaireHolman utility-scale power plant located eight hours away in Alpine, Texas. The plant is one of the largest solar installations in Texas and was constructed by Solairedirect North America, a subsidiary of French energy giant ENGIE. …

U.S. Solar Surges in Record – Breaking Quarter

One megawatt of solar power was installed every 32 minutes in the U.S. from July to September, for a record total of 4,143 megawatts of new, clean energy, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research’s U.S. Solar Market Insight report. That brings total installed solar capacity …

US Solar Shatters Records with Brightest Quarter Yet

The US has enjoyed a record-breaking quarter for solar power, installing 4.1GW of new capacity over a three month period and setting the country on track to add an impressive 14.1GW during 2016. New figures released this week from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) show on …

US Solar Energy Industries Association Releases New Land Leasing Guide

The US Solar Energy Industries Association has published a new guide for landowners interested in leasing their land for use by solar developers. The SEIA Guide to Land Leases for Solar is a comprehensive guide that “covers the important aspects of how to work with a solar developer, from initial …