How Tesla and Vivint are taking different paths to the ‘one stop shop’ destination

What does it mean to be all things to all people? Does it overstretch resources to breaking point, or does it give you a chance to cast a wider net and capture market share? Vivint Solar recently joined Tesla in a race to offer whole packages including solar, storage, EV charging and other components to US customers. We talked to GTM Research's Brett Simon on some of the dynamics of those parallel strategies.

IEA hails new era in solar PV

The International Energy Agency has highlighted the claimed 50% growth in solar PV installations in 2016, which reached over 74GW, is part of a new trend that showed renewable energy sources with almost two-thirds of net new power capacity that approached 165GW coming online.

PV Talk: Financing solar in the Americas

Rob Eberhardt, Jeremy Hushon and Amala Nath of global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright compare and contrast the different innovations and challenges faced in financing solar PV projects in the United States and in Latin America.

US ITC vote backs Suniva injury claims

The US International Trade Commission has voted 4-0 in favour of proceeding with the Suniva Section 201 trade case having seen enough evidence to convince them that imports are the major cause of injury to US solar manufacturers.

Wircon and HEP to develop 200MW PV portfolio in US, Canada

Wircon and HEP Capital have announced a new partnership for the joint implementation of PV projects in both the US and Canada. Both companies will fund the new wave of solar projects through their recently established fund HEP-Solar Projektentwicklung VI.