Is the U.S. solar market slipping towards merchant?

As contract lengths shorten, U.S. solar developers and investors are relying more and more on sales of power in the spot market as the future.

New York Senate passes the biggest renewable energy mandate in the US

The 70%-by-2030 renewable energy provision in legislation S6599 is second only to Washington DC’s 100% by 2032 aim, and includes targets of 6 GW of distributed solar by 2025 and 3 GW of energy storage by 2030. It is expected to pass the assembly today.

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The Sunshine State is finally living up to its billing

Scottish consultancy Wood Mackenzie has raised its 2019 forecast with Florida and Texas starting to deliver on their potential as the U.S. solar market returns to growth.

US State Dept issues strategy to diversify clean energy, storage supply chains

The Trump administration is acknowledging global demand for clean energy and energy storage with the US State Department’s new strategy.

Green New Deal secures support from its first national-level US labor union

The ambitious climate, jobs and social program has encountered strong resistance from some national unions, and not only those connected to professions linked to traditional power industries.

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US Democratic Party bars climate change debate

The campaign of Democratic presidential contender Jay Inslee says the Democratic Party has also told the governor of Washington state if he participates in anyone else’s climate change debate he will be barred from future hustings.

Battle of the module reliability rankings

While PV module makers are attempting to get the best possible scores for their products on 3rd party tests, 3rd-party testing providers are also offering competing products to rank products. We look at what’s similar and what’s different in the tests.

Trump tariffs on Mexico could hit SunPower, Enphase

“Another week, another trade crisis.”

EDF signs for millions of modules from Canadian Solar

The 1.8 GW supply deal is the largest in Canadian Solar’s history and includes the company’s new BiHiKu high-efficiency bifacial modules.

US brings Turkish PV modules under Section 201 tariff regime

U.S. President Donald Trump has removed Turkey from the list of developing nations that are exempted from Section 201 tariffs on PV cells and modules.

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