Contributors

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Challenges mount in the solar industry, making it look like we’re taking a steep dive in the solar coaster. But these are complex times, and the industry is still maturing and finding its footing.

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Roy L Hales of The ECOreport looks at why three Republican senators apply alternate facts to PACE financing. They are trying to pass the Protecting Americans from Credit Exploitation (PACE) Act.

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Barry Cinnamon did a helpful interview with Tom Kimbis, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of SEIA, on what SEIA's doing to help regulate the industry.

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Sunvago found that solar homes carried a $37,250 premium to non-solar homes or 6.7% of the the home value. This gives us confidence that the market is valuing solar systems at or above their net cost.

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Casey Anderson looks at the effect New York's NY-Sun initiative has had on the solar industry in the state. He found 800% growth statewide since 2011 with several regions growing more than 1,000%.

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Casey Anderson looks at the competitive market in residential rooftop solar. Today, nearly half of all installers are competing with 20 or more companies for business.

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Residential solar installations in November decreased 8% from November of 2015. The slowdown is due to a number of factors, including high solar penetration in certain areas and the election.

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Sunvago looks at the state of the New York solar market through six charts. Everything from price per watt to fastest growing cities is looked at.

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Sunvago looks at the state of the California solar market through six charts. Everything from price per watt to inverter marketshare is looked at.