Upcoming electric rate changes in parts of the U.S. mean that almost every home and business here will eventually benefit from a battery connected to their solar system.

These combined systems provide tangible economic benefits: time shifting energy use, energy arbitrage, preserving the benefits of net metering and demand charge reduction.

But surprisingly, the vast majority of residential customers are installing battery storage systems for emotional benefits: backup power and cutting their utility ties. Just as it was in the early days of the PV industry, it is challenging for contractors to correlate these economic and emotional needs of customers with the practical realities of currently

It took four decades for America to install a million solar systems. And it took just three years to install the second million.

From here on out, the U.S. market will likely see a million systems every couple of years, according to the latest data from Wood Mackenzie.

To mark this new era of scale, we’re going to look back at the most important trends that got us to the first couple of million systems — and the most important trends that will keep many more millions coming.

Then, Tesla has a new way to package and sell solar online. Will it work?

Wind’s fight with fossil fuel is transitioning to crafting a strategy to cope with solar. As the Energy Transition unfolds in the United States, it introduces new power market dynamics that fundamentally favor solar power over wind.

Solar power represents the largest threat to the U.S. wind industry, as is clearly illustrated in Wood Mackenzie’s latest five-year forecast. In order to counteract this threat, the wind industry must be focused on the following:

  • Ambitious technology advancement for onshore applications to keep pace with solar LCOE developments
  • Development of infrastructure that supports the growth of the US offshore wind market
  • Support of high

Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy has sold its remaining equity stake in the 100-megawatt Mustang solar project, a key resource for California’s flagship community-choice aggregators, to the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. 

Thursday’s deal completes Recurrent’s sale of equity stakes in the 973 megawatts of solar it brought online in 2016 in California. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Canadian Solar will report sales revenue from Mustang in the second quarter of 2019.

The deal, approved by federal regulators in late March, will include the sale of Recurrent’s Class B ownership interests in the 30-megawatt Mustang, 40-megawatt Mustang 3 and 30-megawatt Mustang 4

Upcoming electric rate changes in parts of the U.S. mean that almost every home and business here will eventually benefit from a battery connected to their solar system.

These combined systems provide tangible economic benefits: time-shifting energy use, energy arbitrage, preserving the benefits of net metering and demand-charge reduction.

But surprisingly, the vast majority of residential customers are installing battery storage systems for emotional benefits: backup power and cutting their utility ties. Just as it was in the early days of the PV industry, it is challenging for contractors to correlate these economic and emotional needs of customers with the practical realities of currently available (and

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