There’s no way around it: the Trump administration’s Section 201 tariffs on foreign-made crystalline silicon cells and modules make it harder to get solar projects built. According to GTM Research, cumulative PV installations in the U.S. will be 7.6 gigawatts less between 2018 and 2022 as a result of the new safeguard measures. But what… Continue reading 4 Ways to Get Projects Done in a World With Solar Tariffs
Solar’s time has (nearly) come in the Middle East. According to GTM Research's new Global Solar Market Attractiveness Index, the region is home to some of the most attractive markets for new-build solar in the world, and a steady stream of internationally competitive tenders — including more than 8 gigawatts expected in 2018 — has… Continue reading Is the Middle East’s Solar Market Breakthrough Finally Happening?
The startup ecosystem in solar is still strong. At GTM events, we're now including sessions where young companies tell their stories in front of the audience. It's a great way to bring fresh perspectives to the industry. At the Solar Software Summit next week, we’ll hear from five companies about the problems they're trying to solve… Continue reading 5 Software Startups Solving the Biggest Challenges in Solar
After a barrage of wicked nor'easters this winter, Massachusetts residents probably aren't worried about having too much sun, but they should be. Over in Hawaii, California and Arizona, midday solar generation has begun to cause major swings in the balance of supply and demand on the grid. The resulting “Duck Curve” has become emblematic of… Continue reading Massachusetts Is Staring Down A Duck Curve of Its Own. Storage Could Help
A bipartisan group of lawmakers have introduced legislation that would throw out Trump administration tariffs on imported solar products. “Under this legislation, duties and tariffs would default back to previous rates and would allow companies that imported any affected solar products under this new tariff to receive retroactive reimbursement,” according to a press release. The… Continue reading New Bipartisan Legislation Would Repeal Trump Admin Solar Tariffs