By Herman K. Trabish for UtilityDIVE: Solar photovoltaic (PV) installed capacity is expected to reach 7.7 GW in 2015, up 24% from 2014, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research. From July 2015 to December 2016, the report forecasts the U.S. solar PV marketwill add 18 GW, which is more than the cumulative capacity built by the industry up to the middle of 2014. But there are some headwinds for the sector. In a sign it has reached a level of maturity achieved recently by the wind industry, solar advocates now face an uphill political battle for the industry's most vital federal incentive The mandated term of solar's vital 30% federal investment tax credit (ITC), in place continuously since 2008, will end on December 31, 2016. Beyond that deadline, the tax credit provided at the end of a project’s first year of operation will fall to 10% for commercial investments in solar and to zero for residential solar investments. SEIA is mounting a multi-million dollar lobbying campaign to secure a five-year extension that will get the industry to 2020, when it hopes the Clean Power Plan can take over to help boost growth. Cont'd...
Could lower costs and lead to a wider deployment of solar energy.
Energy Department Announces $102 Million to Tackle Solar Challenges, Expand Access to Clean Electricity
More than $52 million will support 22 new projects in partnership with companies, non-profit organizations, universities, and national laboratories that aim to make solar energy more affordable and accessible across the nation.
Solar industry, scientists, and conservation organizations collaborate to direct research
U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Awards UL with Research Funding on PV Module Backsheet Reliability
Ontario Solar Provider and Diamond Head Industrial Mall Inc., are celebrating the opening ceremony of a 600 kW rooftop solar project in Cobourg, Ontario.
The $2 million commercial rooftop installation, consisting of 1,488 panels, is expected to produce 7,900 megawatt hours of power over the next 20 years.
Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center (SCEC) from May 24-26, 2016
Offering Integrated Solutions in North America
The research institute is leading the project to evaluate how net-zero energy homes that generate and store their own energy impact the local electricity grid.
Edinburgh to welcome 6th International Conference on Ocean Energy
Global company to manufacture 'the most complete intelligent residential energy management solution on the market today'
Administration Announcing More than $120 Million to Scale Up Clean Energy in 15 States
75-megawatt project with H2air/ French energy turnaround picking up speed
Local leaders welcomed REG to the area business community.
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