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Articles by Mike Munsell

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US solar market clocks largest quarter ever – nearly 2MW an hour installed Q3

US solar market clocks largest quarter ever – nearly 2MW an hour installed Q3

Report shows 4,143MW solar PV installed in US in Q3 2016, at rate of 1MW every 32 minutes. Q4 on track to beat record again.

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US on track for another historic year in energy storage

US on track for another historic year in energy storage

The US deployed 41.2MW of energy storage in Q2 2016, and is on pace for another historic year.

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5 trends that will shape global solar market, heading for record 73GW

5 trends that will shape global solar market, heading for record 73GW

According to GTM Research’s latest edition of its quarterly Global Solar Demand Monitor, global solar installations are expected to grow by 43 percent this year, increasing to a total of 73 gigawatts.

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Commercial energy storage economics will be attractive in 19 US State markets by 2021

Commercial energy storage economics will be attractive in 19 US State markets by 2021

Commercial energy storage economics are attractive today in seven U.S. states. Could grow to 19 states by 2021 according to report.

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Solar makes up 64% of new electric generating capacity in US

Solar makes up 64% of new electric generating capacity in US

In the first quarter of 2016, the solar industry in the US added more new capacity than coal, natural gas and nuclear combined.

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Solar PV prices will fall below $US1.00 per watt by 2020

Solar PV prices will fall below $US1.00 per watt by 2020

The Department of Energy’s ambitious SunShot target of $1.00 per watt by the end of this decade could well be achieved.

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How much storage does Tesla expect to sell in 2016?

How much storage does Tesla expect to sell in 2016?

Tesla could sell 168.5 megawatt-hours of energy storage systems to SolarCity this year – 6 times what Tesla sold to SolarCity in 2015.

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Solar module prices reached 57c/watt in 2015, to continue fall

Solar module prices reached 57c/watt in 2015, to continue fall

Tier-1 Chinese-produced solar PV modules fell 10 per cent year-over-year and reached US 57 cents per watt in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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US solar market to more than double in 2016 to reach 16GW

US solar market to more than double in 2016 to reach 16GW

The US solar market is set to grow a staggering 119% this year as the US nears it’s millionth solar installation.

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US energy storage market grew 243% in 2015, largest year on record

US energy storage market grew 243% in 2015, largest year on record

The annual U.S. energy storage market is projected to reach 1.7 gigawatts by 2020—with a value of $2.5 billion.

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Investment tax credit extension would increase US solar installations 54% through 2020

Investment tax credit extension would increase US solar installations 54% through 2020

A five-year extension to the solar ITC would result in 25 GW of additional solar capacity over the next five years.