RGS Energy’s cash burn higher than guided as spending spree continues

US-based PV installer RGS Energy (RGSE) has increased its cash burn and pushed-out its expected return to break-even revenue from the first to the second quarter of 2018, as it spends on expanding its sales force and builds PV module inventory ahead of the final determination on the US ITC Section 201 trade case.

RGS Energy to compete with Tesla with Dow Chemical’s solar shingles

US-based PV installer RGS Energy has struck an exclusive deal with Dow Chemical to exclusively sell its third generation (3.0) solar shingles under the ‘POWERHOUSE’ brand said to use conventional crystalline silicon solar cells rather than the original CIGS (Copper, Indium, Gallium, Selenide) thin-film substrates.

US ROUND-UP: Residential market soft for most stock listed players in Q1

The seasonally soft first quarter of the year for the residential solar rooftop market in the US played out again in 2017, with the addition of much heavier rainfall, notably in California. A basket of primarily US residential installers that are publically listed have recently reported first quarter results.