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Solar, wind will drive the value of energy storage in the US

A much heralded report shows solar and wind will lower wholesale prices, but it also shows a coming evolution in the pricing profile of the grid. These shifts in timing, shape, regularity and length will drive energy storage demand.

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United States: Republicans request utility-scale solar panel tariff exemption

A group of eight Republican senators has sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative and other federal agencies calling for utility-scale solar panels to be exempt from the Section 201 tariffs.

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Vivint Solar grows revenue on lower volume

The US residential solar power company continues its focus on higher profits, hinting at strong growth potential in coming quarters as sales teams settle into their new pipelines.

United States: California wants solar PV on all new homes

The California Energy Commission is expected to approve the 2019 Building Energy Code that calls for solar PV on all new homes. The goal is net zero residential energy usage.

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First Solar still sold out into 2020

The thin film solar maker is also reviving its EPC division with a goal to build 1 GW of solar projects each year, as well as increasing its presence in O&M services.

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First Solar to build the biggest solar factory in the Western Hemisphere – in Ohio

The 1.2 GW factory will employ 500 workers. The new facility is expected to bring First Solar’s total capacity to 7.6 GW by the end of 2020.

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US residential solar power grows 11% in Q1 2018

OhmHome estimates 72,996 residential solar power installations in the first quarter of 2018, with California and Massachusetts growing 14% and 9%, respectively.

Green shift in finance accelerating – $200B from Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo plans to invest US$200 billion by 2030 in sustainability projects, including at least $100 billion in green bonds and clean energy technologies, including renewable energy, EVs and batteries.

US: ESA lays path for 35 GW of energy storage by 2025

National trade association, the ESA has published a roadmap for the adoption of 35 GW of energy storage in the U.S., as well as outlining the benefits of such a move. pv magazine USA spoke with CEO, Kelly Speakes-Backman about storage and the challenges of state-level advocacy at ESA’s annual conference in Boston.

Global solar power funding slows during Q1, 7.7 GW of assets change hands

Mercom’s Q1 2018 report shows only US$2 billion raised during the quarter, a 2/3 fall from the previous quarter and a decline on a year-over-year basis.

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