US Residential Solar Capacity Down 17% Year-Over-Year for Q1

By [email protected] It could have been the unusually wet winter, but it’s more likely a combination of seasonal factors and market fundamentals that resulted in a slow start to the year for residential solar in California.

New residential solar capacity in the state fell by 22 percent from the fourth quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017, according to the forthcoming Q2 2017 U.S. Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

The decline is even more pronounced on a year-over-year basis, dropping by 31 percent from 284 megawatts (DC) in the first quarter of 2016,

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