Montana Solar Panel Installers Not Fazed by New Tariff

In one of President Donald Trump’s biggest trade agreements thus far in 2018, he’s imposed a 30-percent tariff on imported solar panels. Currently, 60 percent of solar panels are manufactured in China and other parts of Asia, and they’re cheaper than their American counterparts. The Solar Energy Industries Association is …

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 …

Massachusetts Solar Marketplace Changing

Solar power continues to grow in Massachusetts and around the country, but new data shows the source of new installations is changing. Nationally, the industry installed 2,387 megawatts of solar capacity in the second quarter of this year, up 8 percent from that quarter last year. But, residential solar accounted …

Alternative Energy: Residential Solar Power Systems Rising in Oklahoma

Residential solar panels are the Oklahoma energy sector’s version of Bigfoot: slowly gaining a larger following among urban dwellers but still elusive. According to data from the Solar Energy Industries Association, a national solar energy advocacy organization, residential solar photovoltaic system installations were up 20 percent in 2016 from the …

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 …

US Wind & Solar Accounts For 10% Of March Electricity For 1st Time

For the first time ever, US wind and solar electricity generation exceeded 10% of the monthly total in March, according to figures published by the country’s Energy Information Agency this week. The EIA published a short update on its website on Wednesday, revealing that electricity generation data from March showed …