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Q3 solar investment figures hint at recovery

After a weak second quarter, financial activity is back at full steam in the PV sector, says Mercom, noting strong performance across a range of metrics.

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US residential solar set for a record-breaking year — despite, and because of, 2020

With folks housebound by Covid-19 restrictions and more conscious of their home energy needs, April proved a banner month for companies generating digital leads through their own accelerated transition to a new way of working.

From Rwanda to Riverside, California: How the US solar industry gave opportunities to an immigrant entrepreneur

When Covid-19 hit his small solar engineering business, chief executive Methode Maniraguha said: ‘No furloughs or layoffs – we’ll pivot.’

CEO of residential solar installer survived gangs and prison, only to face structural racism in his career

Solar workforce development can help combat systemic racism in the industry.

Sunrun to acquire Vivint Solar for $3.2bn in all-stock transaction

The new, bigger Sunrun will have 500,000 customers and more than 3 GW of solar power assets. Is there value in scale in residential solar?

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Covid-19 weekly briefing: Evidence abounds of renewable energy gains at the expense of fossil fuels as the clamor for a green recovery rises

Portugal set a new coal-free record because of the pandemic as Belgium and Israel moved to help the renewables industry. But there was grim news in Mexico and Turkey, and Bangladeshi clean energy firms have appealed for more assistance.

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Sunrun withdraws 2020 residential solar guidance, lays off 100 employees

Sunrun laid off about 100 employees last week, according to Business Insider, which reported that furloughed staff will continue to receive benefits for three months.

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Sunrun installs record capacity in Q4 while cutting customer acquisition costs

The largest residential solar company in the United States installed 117 MW in the fourth quarter and reached a total customer base of 285,000 – all while bringing creation costs lower than they have ever been.

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California’s solar mandate to deliver more than 1 GW

From pv magazine February edition California’s new residential solar mandate, effective from the first day of 2020, is going to add more than 1 GW of PV over the next five years, according to analysts. The US state already has a nation-leading 26.2 GW cumulative PV installed base. The new solar building code is directed […]

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Everything is growing at Sunrun – including customer acquisition costs

Sunrun saw growth in deployments, revenues, cash and funding, as it expands its solar+storage business and pursues capacity sales. But the company and the larger third-party solar space are facing a sticky problem.

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