The quarterly SEIA/Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables U.S. Solar Market InsightTM report shows the major trends in the U.S. solar industry. Learn more about the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report. Released March 17, 2020.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week the Washington State House and Senate passed a bill that will update the state’s solar recycling policy. This bill will inform the final design and adoption of a comprehensive solar recycling program that is data-driven and considers the lifespan of modules that can last up to 50 years in the field. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on the bill passage:
In December 2019, SunDrum Solar and Freedom Solar commissioned a 10.7kW hybrid solar PV-T system on an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) being built by Acton ADU in San Jose, CA. The solar system supplies 100% of the electrical, space heating, space cooling, and DHW for the entire home. The system includes 670 sq. ft. of Insol Corp Infinite R 23C phase change material installed in the ceilings, which serves as thermal storage for the space heating and cooling.
In 2019, SunDrum Solar commissioned a 1,300-collector hybrid solar PV-T Campus at Naval Station Great Lakes in North Chicago Illinois. The systems provide hot water to dormitories and base laundry. The commissioning phase included demonstrating winter performance where the systems were exposed to (-28F) temperatures. The systems have provided over 4000 therms of energy during a cold winter month while providing over 5500 therms of energy during a summer month. The thermal systems include 6 dormitory systems and one additional system supporting the base laundry.
Today, dozens of solar energy supporters from across the country gathered at the headquarters of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) to rally for an end to solar tariffs. Clad in yellow scarves and holding sun balloons, solar workers called on the USITC to grant relief from the harmful solar tariffs.