Global solar PV installations reach 109GW in 2018 - BNEF

According to provisional data from BloombergNEF (BNEF), global solar PV installations reached 109GW in 2018 as the cost of installing a megawatt of photovoltaic capacity fell 12%, which spurred markets outside China to increase installations.

Regional issues plagued global solar funding in 2018 – Mercom

A series of issues that initially centered on the US Section 201 case, the US v China trade, China’s 531 New Deal and India’s trade tariffs, combined to slice around US$3 billion from the total global corporate funding into the solar sector in 2018, according to Mercom Capital Group.

SunPower closes on US residential lease portfolio sale

US-headquartered high-efficiency PV module producer SunPower Corp has concluded the sale of its US residential lease portfolio with a subsidiary of Hannon Armstrong as the company sells assets to improve its balance sheet.