February 2018

30% Solar Import Tariff Projected to Decrease US Installations by 11%

GTM Research issued a forecast that finds the U.S. solar market will see a net reduction in installations of around 11 percent as a result of the new tariffs. That translates to a cumulative 61.3 gigawatts of solar deployed over the next five years, for a 7.6-gigawatt reduction in installed solar PV capacity between 2018 and 2022. Read the report here.

Congratulations to GroundWork Client First Solar on PPA with Arizona Public Service

Arizona Public Service announces the addition of a 65MW solar plant and 50MW battery system to produce and store solar energy for use during peak evening hours. Developed by First Solar, the solar plant and battery system beat out other bids including conventional renewables, standalone batteries and natural-gas peaking plants. It is?scheduled for operation by 2021. Read more about the new joint system here.

January 2018

November 2017

ITC Issues Recommended Remedies in Section 201 Solar Trade Case

The ITC released a set of recommendations on the solar trade case that will?go to President Trump for final consideration. Two commissioners proposed a 30% tariff?ad valorem tariff on imported crystalline silicon PV modules, to decline by 5 percentage points per year over four years. Another commissioner proposed a stricter tariff, while the fourth proposed a more lenient rate. Read the full article here.

GroundWork Welcomes Lord Toliao to the Team

GroundWork?is pleased to announce the addition of?Lord Toliao?as Business Development Director!?Lord?brings over 16 years of experience in sales and management in the renewable energy and electrical power?industries to GroundWork.?The?team is excited for his extensive experience in the industry to contribute to our?mission of accelerating the adoption of renewable energy through high quality MET data.

September 2017

August 2017

California Goes All In – 100% Renewable Energy By 2045

California’s Senate President Kevin de?Le?n (D) submitted a plan to set limits?on California?s electrical grid hydrocarbon consumption and ramp up renewable energy consumption. The plan sets a goal of 60% renewable energy production within California’s electricity grid by 2030 and 100% production by 2045. Read the full article here.

July 2017

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