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US boom in the shadow of a black swan

Supply-chain constraints related to China’s coronavirus outbreak could weigh on the performance of the U.S. solar market in 2020, writes SPV Market Research’s Paula Mints.

Never a dull moment in the US-solar market

With its trade wars, exclusions from tariffs, reversals of exclusions, and stays of reversals of exclusions – in addition to the repeal of the Clean Air Act and potential changes to the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act – the U.S. solar market is anything but boring, writes SPV Market Research’s Paula Mints.

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US: Ohio business community backs 2.2 GW of Ohio solar

Speaking the language of manufacturing, employment, and economic opportunity, five prominent corporations have backed a 2.2 gigawatt solar goal for Ohio by 2030.

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US: EIA forecasts modest, uneven solar market growth in 2019

The organization’s short-term energy outlook forecasts that 10.3 GW-AC of solar will be installed in 2019, a 7% growth from 2018 – but for 60% of this solar to come online in December.

US solar deployment hits lowest level in two years (w/ charts)

Slowing residential solar markets, higher prices for components and a push-back of project completions were the perfect storm in Q3, however the U.S. market managed to remain above 2 GW.

“Devastating” provision in US Senate tax bill could hobble the ITC

Renewable energy trade organizations in the U.S. are scrambling to stop the BEAT provision as the Senate’s tax bill hurtles towards a vote.

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SunPower reports heavy losses in Q4 results

The company took a big hit from restructuring charges, as its latest quarter of dismal financials.

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EDF awarded PPA for 111.2 MW U.S. solar plant

The Valentine Solar Project, located in Kern County’s Mojave Desert, is expected to start selling electricity to Southern California Edison in 2019.

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TerraForm Global warns of danger ahead in 2015 filing

The yieldco’s overdue filing of its 2015 financial report is a step towards compliance with NASDAQ trading rules; however TerraForm Global’s losses exceeded its revenue in 2015 and the company has warned that it may not be able to continue.

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