11 Sep '17, 3pm

Elizabeth Kolbert: An Honest Conversation About Climate Change Is Needed in Wake of Irma and Harvey

In Q2 2017, the U.S. market installed 2,387 MWdc of solar PV, an 8 percent increase year-over-year and the largest second quarter ever. Through the first half of 2017, 22 percent of all new electric capacity brought online in the U.S. has come from solar, ranking second over that time period to natural gas. Suniva's filing of a Section 201 petition to impose trade remedies on foreign-manufactured cells and modules threatens to significantly reduce PV installations across all segments if accepted in its current form. The residential sector grew 1percent quarter-over-quarter. The slow growth rate is caused by relative weakness in the California market and a slowdown in Northeast markets, which are feeling the impact of the pull-back from national providers. In contrast to residential PV, the non-residential sector grew 31 percent year-over-year primarily driven by regulatory...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/kolbert-climate-change-248401246...

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