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55 GW of Solar PV Will Be Installed Globally in 2015, Up 36% Over 2014

With an expected 55 gigawatts set to be installed, the global PV market will grow 36 percent in 2015, according to GTM Research’s latest report, Global PV Demand Outlook, 2015-2015: Exploring Risk in Downstream Solar Markets. That’s up significantly from the market’s 2 percent growth in 2014. FIGURE: Annual PV Demand by Region (GW) Source:

SolarCity Launches Microgrid Service, Available Worldwide

SolarCity(R) (SCTY), America’s #1 solar power provider, today unveiled GridLogic, a microgrid service that combines distributed energy resources—solar, batteries and controllable load—to enable a cleaner, more resilient and more affordable way of providing power. SolarCity’s microgrid service ensures that any community anywhere in the world vulnerable to power outages and high energy costs—including remote or

Hawaii’s Biggest Utility Wants to Ditch Solar Net Metering

Hawaii’s biggest utility wants to end to its solar net metering program by April, and replace it with a new tariff regime that will be less lucrative for solar-owning customers — a move that’s sure to raise opposition from the state’s solar industry. But Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) says the change is needed to prevent