2016 New York Solar Market in Six Charts

Residential Installations Residential solar installations in New York increased 12% in 2016 to 19,945, which is a significant slowdown from 100% growth in 2015.  Industry analysts believe this may be due to saturation in areas that are strong fit for…

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2016 California Solar Market in Six Charts

Residential Installations Residential solar installations fell 8% in Q3 vs. the prior year.  Industry analysts believe this may be due to saturation in areas that are strong fit for solar as well as the impact of the election uncertainty. Reuters…

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Arizona Solar Penetration Reaches 5.8% in 2016

Arizona  solar penetration reached 5.8% in 2016 through Septemberr (82,334 residential installations in 1.4 million single family homes).  The zip code with the greatest penetration was 85396 in Buckeye, which has reached 29.8% solar penetration.  Two zip codes in Maricopa…

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CA Residential Solar Pricing Declines 6% Through June

The average price for residential solar lease/PPAs in California in June declined 6.3% to $4.95/Watt versus $5.28 in June of 2015.  Lease/PPA prices have been below $5.00 for the last three months.  Prices for purchases were approximately flat year-over-year. The…

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California Solar Penetration Reaches 7.2% in 2016

California solar penetration reached 7.2% in 2016 (498,801 residential installations in 6.9 million single family homes).  The zip code with the greatest penetration was 93314 in Bakersfield, which has reached 33.2% solar penetration.  Six zip codes in San Diego County…

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California Solar Residential Growth – Q1

California solar installations increased by over 20% in the 1st quarter of 2016 with 41,471 installations, compared to 34,539 in the first quarter of 2015. Total solar penetration, as defined as the percentage of housing units with solar, increased to…

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