SOLAR KEEPS SEGUING
GTM’s Q2 market briefing is out, identifying current US trends in the residential solar market: residential installers are concentrating on expanding the market in 10 US states, especially California, Hawaii, Arizona and New Jersey. State incentives are becoming less important as installation costs fall. Direct ownership, rather than leasing, is becoming an increasingly attractive option.
Solar module prices recently reached yet another record low, making solar power ever more affordable. SunEdison stocks are near yearly highs, as the infusion of an activist board member in the past two years helped turn the company into one that is generating solar panels and projects around the world.
The fast-growing US solar company Sungevity is now using instant quotes and views of how solar panels would look on your house to lure you into trying solar leasing – yet another way to smooth the way to a truly clean day in the USA! Meanwhile, US solar investment company Mosaic and Enphase are collaborating in an efforts to pushsolar loans instead of leases.
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In Iowa, a nationally-watched recent supreme court ruling in favor of a solar energy company could spur growth of the solar industry throughout the state – and create a positive precedent for solar power elsewhere in the US.
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here. This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week
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