27 Feb '18, 11am

US Solar Installers Report Increased Optimism—Except in California https://t.co/E4YEB1yc6b

US Solar Installers Report Increased Optimism—Except in California https://t.co/E4YEB1yc6b

Even as U.S. solar faced a tumultuous year, installer confidence "improved significantly" over 2016, according to a survey conducted by EnergySage and the installer certification organization NABCEP. "From speaking with our installers across the country, we believe there are several reasons for continued optimism,” said Vikram Aggarwal, EnergySage’s CEO and founder, in a statement. “Given that prices remain competitive and the solar tariff is expected to only have a limited short-term impact, solar installers have much to look forward to in 2018 and beyond." EnergySage collected the data from December 14th, 2017 and January 13th, 2018. Though confidence also increased in 2016, installers saw ups and downs that year, including the December 2015 extension of the Investment Tax Credit and the election of a president unfriendly to clean energy. “This year’s more optimistic res...

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