Solar Residential News

SEPA Storage Report Underscores Rising Deployments, Increased Range Of Applications
A new Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) report finds that the U.S. energy storage market is healthy and primed for continued growth, with interconnected capacity growing significantly in 2018.
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Storage, USA, storage, SEPA, Mac Keller, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, electric utilities
Sunrun Hits Deployment Targets, Expands Grid Services Business in Q2
The largest U.S. residential solar installer hit deployment expectations and built out its battery business in the second quarter.
Aug 8, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Storage, Grids, USA, storage, Sunrun, installer
Hawaii’s Trailblazing Solar Market Continues to Struggle Without Net Metering
Hawaii’s residential solar market continues to contract, a phenomenon the industry largely attributes to policy changes that went into effect after the state ended net energy metering in 2015.
Aug 8, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Tariffs, Policy, Sunrun, Hawaii, HSEA, Will Giese, NEM, Marco Mangelsdorf
SolarEdge forced to increase expedited shipping through Q2 2020 on sustained demand growth momentum
Major PV inverter manufacturer, SolarEdge Technologies has been forced to accelerate expedited shipping via air freight, despite a 25% increase in manufacturing capacity as the company continues to set quarter sales records.
Aug 7, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Inverters, USA, Europe, solar-plus-storage, solaredge technologies, residential, commercial, industrial, power opitmisers, inverter
Vivint Solar secures US$325m debt refinancing deal
US residential solar installer Vivint has secured a US$325 million revolving warehouse facility to refinance existing debt.
Aug 7, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, USA, ssfusa, vivint, installer, residential solar, vivint solar, David Bywater, North America
Solar-plus-storage grid parity sweeps through top EU markets
The costs of residential solar-plus-storage have already dropped or will only take a few years to drop to nation-wide grid averages across key European markets, according to Wood Mackenzie.
Aug 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Policy, ENERGY STORAGE, Spain, France, Germany, UK, Italy, Wood Mackenzie, Europe, solar-plus-storage, energy storage economics, solar economics, woodmac, stats, analysis
Australian coal generator undercut by rooftop solar boom
The authorities in Western Australia have revealed that two units at Synergy’s Muja Power Station will be retired from October 2022. The state government said the coal-fired units were only being used about 35% of the time, largely because rooftop solar has reduced demand on the grid.
Aug 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Australia, rooftop, installations, Synergy’s Muja Power Station, Marc McGowan, AEMO, Bill Johnston, PV systems, Oceania
Japanese giants have solar operations on the down-low
Aug 2, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Solar, Japan, Malaysia, Panasonic, GS-Solar, Kyocera, Residential PV, Asia
Sunrun Wins Another Capacity Contract for Aggregated Home Storage
The deal opens a new market for residential storage: California’s rapidly expanding community-based electricity buyers.
Jul 18, 2019 // Residential, Storage, Alameda County, Northern California, Sunrun, EBCE CEO, Nick Chaset, CCA, EBCE, CalCCA, BrightBox, Vistra