America’s solar industry, which now generates almost 2% of the nation’s electricity, enjoyed a banner year in 2016. Solar even became the nation’s leading source of new electricity generation for a while, until several positive trends that were driving the boom halted last year. But, as the industry navigates these speed bumps, new sources of strength are appearing.
A confluence of factors suddenly appeared last year, creating headwinds for the industry.
Slowing US Market: US solar deployments fell last year, making 2017 the first time in 15 years that there wer...

 

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