Archive Category : Studies & Research: Us National

There’s a Mind-Bending Amount of Solar in the US Pipeline

Nathaniel Bullard At the end of 2021, the US had 1,144 gigawatts of utility-scale electricity generation capacity. That includes everything Read More →

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U.S. Solar Market Insight- Second Quarter 2022

The U.S. installed 4.6 gigawatts (GWdc) of solar PV capacity in Q2 2022 to reach 130.9 GWdc of total installed capacity, Read More →

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Solar Market Insight Report 2021 Year in Review

In 2021, the US solar market installed a record 23.6 GWdcof solar capacity, a 19% increase over 2020. Solar accounted Read More →

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What’s happening with U.S. solar after four months of panel tariffs

Here we are, four months after 30% panel tariffs were placed on imported crystalline silicon solar panels. Who are the winners, Read More →

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US Residential and Utility-Scale Solar Markets See Installations Fall for the First Time

The problem with experiencing a year of explosive market growth is that it can make subsequent years look soft — Read More →

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Trump Administration Issues 30% Solar Panel Import Tariff

The White House announced that President Trump has issued a 30 percent year-one tariff on imported solarcells and modules.  Tariffs Read More →

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Wind, solar do not harm power grid reliability-draft US study

The growth of renewable power, including wind and solar, has not harmed the reliability of the U.S. electricity grid, according Read More →

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Google’s Project Sunroof Claims 80% Of US Roofs Analyzed Are Suitable For Solar Panels

Google has updated its Project Sunroof to include 3-D models of every rooftop in all 50 states. The new software Read More →

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Here’s what it would take for the US to run on 100% renewable energy

It is technically and economically feasible to run the US economy entirely on renewable energy, and to do so by 2050. That is the conclusion of a new study in the journal Energy & Environmental Science, authored by Stanford scholar Mark Z. Jacobson and nine colleagues. Read More →

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Selling Into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of Solar Homes

LBNL in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, universities, and appraisers found that home buyers consistently have been willing to pay Read More →

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