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Posted by Christine Beadle on 08.25.2014 | Read comments
The US PV project pipeline continues to be dominated by California. This state alone accounts for 48% of total megawatt capacity and 30% of total number of projects. The next closest states, in terms of capacity, are Nevada, North Carolina, and Arizona, each of which is being...
Posted by Michael Barker on 08.21.2014 | Read comments
In early August 2014, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a notice related to the production tax credit (PTC) for certain types of non-solar renewable energy facilities. In essence, this notice confirmed previous rulings that projects under construction, and meeting a...
Posted by Michael Barker on 08.20.2014 | Read comments
The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) recently announced that it will tie solar PV project funding to domestic content percentages. These rules are meant to stimulate the domestic manufacturing segment in Brazil, with the amount of domestic content being used in the project...
Posted by Michael Barker on 08.13.2014 | Read comments
As we have recently noted, 3GW of the U.S. PV pipeline is directly at risk from ongoing trade actions against China and Taiwan. At the recent NPD Solarbuzz North America PV Conference, a variety of industry players – ranging from upstream technology and module production...
Posted by Christine Beadle on 08.12.2014 | Read comments
According to the August 2014 release of US Deal Tracker, the US solar PV project pipeline has now reached 48 GW, consisting of more than 3,000 commercial and utility projects at various stages of development. Several key trends can be seen during the past 12 months, especially...