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In the radiant world of solar innovation, First Solar stands as a beacon of commitment to excellence and sustainability. At First Solar, our mission is twofold: to produce the industry's finest thin film PV modules and to foster a safe and secure environment for our dedicated associates. Our groundbreaking manufacturing process sets us apart, as we seamlessly transform a simple sheet of glass into a fully functional solar panel in a mere 3.5 [...]

  • Solar Panel, Mono, Poly
  • United States
  • Vietnam, United States, Australia

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$ 0.3/watt

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$ 0.3/watt

x 0 Units

$ 0.3/watt

Engineering & Consultancy Renewable Energy is a leading multi-disciplined Engineering Consultancy, servicing the need of wide range of industries throughout the USA. “We believe what makes us different from other engineering firm is our ability to deliver a tailored, value engineered and personal service to each [...]

  • Solar Tracker, PV Cable, PV System Design, Solar Generator, Solar inverter, Solar Panel, BIPV, PV Sunshades, Poly, Solar Roofs
  • United States
  • United States

Creating a world sustained by clean energy requires education, transparency, and trust. At SolarCellz USA, we invest in business solutions to reduce customer risk and the partner education that empowers their decision-making. We’re building smarter customers and a smarter marketplace.

  • MPPT Charge Controller, Solar Battery, Solar inverter, Grid Tie Inverters, Mobile Inverters, Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

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$ 0.5/watt

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Earthtech is the go-to partner for businesses and organizations that want to cut operating costs, reduce reliance on fossil fuels, and support a cleaner, healthier environment. Headquartered in Ontario, CA, the Company is led by a highly-experienced team of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) experts that have developed over 3,000 commercial and residential solar projects over the last decade. Products and services Earthtech [...]

  • Solar Battery, Solar inverter, Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

Source Energy Developers is a full-service, solutions-based green energy company that services companies and households nationwide. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and have over 30 years of experience in green energy solutions. An engineering agnostic approach gives us a wide range of expertise from installation, maintenance programs, inspections, and efficiency. We are proud to state our scope can withhold any size facility no matter [...]

  • Solar Battery
  • United States

LA Solar, established in 2019, stands at the forefront of renewable energy innovation as an Armenian company dedicated to the production of cutting-edge solar modules. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our strategic partnership with the Swiss Meyer Burger system, widely recognized as one of the finest in the world. This state-of-the-art system is integral to the manufacturing of our modern generator equipment, ensuring that LA Solar [...]

  • Solar Panel, Mono, Poly
  • United States
  • Armenia

Amerisolar, also known as Worldwide Energy and Manufacturing USA Co., Ltd, is a distinguished solar module manufacturer boasting 28 years of industry experience since its establishment in 1993. This company has not only excelled in the production of top-quality solar modules but has also positioned itself as a global provider of technical services for solar power plants, catering to both on-grid and off-grid systems. Amerisolar offers a [...]

  • Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

Welcome to our premier destination for transportation and automotive products! If you're in search of high-quality, reliable products to enhance your vehicle or streamline your transportation needs, you've come to the right place. Cautop.com is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of top-notch transportation and automotive products, catering to enthusiasts, professionals, and anyone with a passion for vehicles. CAUTOP is a technology [...]

  • Battery Chargers, Solar Flood Light, Solar Traffic Signs, Solar Water Pump
  • United States
  • United States

Welcome to Solar Us Shop, where our commitment to a greener planet is more than just a business philosophy – it's a way of life. Founded with a singular purpose in mind, we are here to revolutionize the way you interact with energy. At Solar Us Shop, we take pride in curating a diverse range of sustainable products, from solar panel kits to wind turbine generators, all designed to empower you on your journey toward a cleaner, more [...]

  • Solar Generator
  • United States
  • United States

Schletter Mounting stands as a global leader in the manufacturing of cutting-edge photovoltaic mounting systems crafted from aluminum and steel. Our expertise lies in developing mounting solutions for roofs, façades, and solar farms, complemented by the provision of advanced PV planning tools. With a widespread network of production, distribution, and service companies, the Schletter Group operates in key international markets. At the core of [...]

  • Mounting System
  • United States
  • United States

CSE Solar Solutions is a factory dealer/distributor to brand name products of the highest quality. CSE Solar Solutions , located in Nevada, specializes in designing Solar PV Systems and is an authorized dealer/distributor to a diverse range of solar panels, systems, and energy storage solutions from several manufacturers. Their brand portfolio includes prominent names such as Schneider, Outback, SMA, Enphase, SolarEdge, Q-Cells, Canadian Solar, [...]

  • Charge Controllers, Rapid Shutdowns, Ballasted Mounting Solar System, Pole Mount, Solar Battery, Lithium-Ion Battery, Solar Generator, Solar inverter, Grid Tie Inverters, Hybrid Inverters, Inverter Accessories, Microinverter, Mobile Inverters, Off Grid Inverters, Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

Are you searching for a solar company near me? If so, EcoGen America was founded in 2016 to bring renewable clean energy to our community in Greater Philadelphia. After 5+ years in business, we're proud to be known as one of the most reliable solar companies in the area. With our trusted service and industry-leading installations, it's easy to see why more homeowners choose EcoGen for solar. Our mission at EcoGen America is to help you enjoy all [...]

  • Solar Panel, Solar Roofs
  • United States
  • United States
  • Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

We are a designer, manufacturer and supplier of professional, commercial grade, solar LED lightings systems. We offer many different types of lighting fixtures including solar street lights, solar sign lights, solar parking lot lights, solar billboard lights, solar bollard lights, and much more. We also offer custom lighting solutions and solar power systems too. Offices and warehouses in the USA and United Kingdom. Worldwide shipping available.

  • Solar Generator, Solar Street Light, Solar Flood Light
  • United States
  • United States

Bleu Solar, a distinguished global solar distributor headquartered in the vibrant state of Florida, stands at the forefront of the industry with a collective expertise spanning over a decade. Our journey is fueled by a profound commitment to environmental betterment and the collective endeavor to make solar adoption more accessible by reducing costs. At Bleu Solar, we are inspired by the transformative potential of solar energy and its positive [...]

  • Solar Battery, Solar inverter, Solar Panel, Mono, Poly
  • United States
  • United States

First Sunergy LLC committed to do our best to provide the best quality solar products for our customers and have very competitive pricing and the best customer service for our customers. We know our product manufactures and our customer's needs. Our solar panel manufacture is a top notch in the solar industry manufacturing from ingots, wafers, cells and all the way to the solar panels; It has world class teams of R&D and have a high prestige [...]

  • Solar inverter
  • United States
  • United States

Founded in 2008, Sunergy is located in Feidong economic development zone. It is a high-tech enterprise engaged in research and development, production, sales and service of solar modules, photovoltaic power generation systems investment, operation, maintenance, design and procurement of photovoltaic power station. At present, the company has an annual production capacity of 3GW components and an annual installation capacity of 1GW power [...]

  • Mono
  • United States
  • China

At the forefront of innovation and perfection, S-5! emerges as the undisputed leader in the metal roofing attachment solutions industry. Founded on a culture of unwavering commitment to excellence, our company's ethos is encapsulated in the mantra "The Right Way®." This isn't just a slogan; it is the guiding principle that defines every facet of our business, from business ethics and customer service to the exceptional quality of our [...]

  • Mounting System
  • United States
  • United States

Welcome to the world of KB Racking, where innovation meets sustainability in the realm of solar energy solutions. Established in 2010, KB Racking has emerged as a trailblazer in the industry, specializing in the provision of ballasted and anchored solar racking systems tailored for flat roof commercial projects. In addition, we take pride in offering bespoke solutions crafted for metal roofs, showcasing our commitment to versatility and [...]

  • Mounting System, Ground Mount Systems, Rail Mounting System, Roof Mount Systems
  • United States
  • United States

American Solar Wholesale vertical manufacturing insures strict quality control. We manufacture poly and mono ingots, wafers, cells, and modules, with both ARRA and regular product lines. Our vertical integration insures one of the lowest claims rates in the industry, with no warranty claims in both 2010 and 2011, and only 3 modules total claimed under our warranty in 2012!

  • Mounting System
  • United States
  • United States

x 3744 Units

$ 0.24/watt

x 9360 Units

$ 0.235/watt

The best trading company, best value for your money.

WE DELIVER WITHIN THE USA, PUERTO RICO AND MEXICO. ALL OUR PRICES ARE DDP.

  • Solar Battery, Solar inverter, Grid Tie Inverters, Solar Panel, Mono
  • United States
  • United States

At CED, our legacy in the Wholesale Solar PV & Electrical supply industry dates back to 1957. From the very beginning, our commitment has been unwavering—to meet the diverse electrical needs of our customers, one customer at a time. Our approach is rooted in the belief that each of our locations should function as an independent profit center, empowered to make decisions that best serve their local clientele. This autonomy, coupled with [...]

  • Solar inverter, Solar Panel, Mono, Poly
  • United States
  • United States

Introducing Corosolar, a dynamic force in the energy industry committed to redefining the standards of success. With a collective experience of over 150 years, our team of industry experts is dedicated to powering the world through innovative solutions and unwavering service. At Corosolar, we recognize that the energy sector is not just an industry; it's a lifeline for the world. Our global family of thousands, working seamlessly as one, [...]

  • Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

Nestled in the heart of the southeast valley of Phoenix, Arizona, where the scorching sun meets the resilient SanTan mountain, SanTan Solar emerges as a beacon of sustainability and innovation. The arid landscapes and relentless sunshine of SanTan mountain have inspired our journey towards a future powered by renewable energy. At SanTan Solar, our vision is clear: we aspire to contribute to a sustainable world where solar energy takes center [...]

  • Charge Controllers, MPPT Charge Controller, Solar Battery, Solar inverter, Grid Tie Inverters, Inverter Remote, Off Grid Inverters, Solar Panel, Mono, Poly
  • United States
  • United States

Welcome to NAZ Solar Electric, where we don't just harness the power of the sun; we power your journey towards sustainable energy solutions. With a legacy dating back to 1979, NAZ Solar has been at the forefront of the solar industry, illuminating homes and businesses across the United States and beyond. At the heart of our company is a commitment to our customers. We understand that the transition to solar energy is not just a switch; it's a [...]

  • Mounting System, Ground Mount Systems, Pole Mount, Rail Mounting System, Solar Battery, Battery Cable, Battery Chargers, Solar Panel, Mono, Poly
  • United States
  • United States

At ECO Distributing, we take pride in being a premier Wholesale supplier of Solar and Renewable Energy products. Our roots trace back to 2008, driven by a singular mission: to revolutionize the solar industry by delivering top-notch products and services that simplify installations and reduce soft costs. With our headquarters nestled in the vibrant city of Scottsdale, Arizona, and strategically positioned warehouse locations spread across the [...]

  • Solar inverter, Inverter Accessories, Microinverter, Solar Panel, BIPV
  • United States
  • United States

Solar Penny is a distributor and online seller of solar and electrical supplies in Mesa, Arizona providing their customers with high quality products that can be shipped across the [...]

  • Charge Controllers, Mounting System, Rail Mounting System, PV Cable, Solar Battery, Battery Cable, Solar inverter, Solar Panel, Mono, Thin Film
  • United States
  • United States

Perfection Architectural Systems is a distinguished leader in the field of engineered, long-term aluminum canopy solutions. Our commitment to excellence is evident in the millions of square feet of aluminum walkway covers that adorn various locations across the United States. With a history rooted in service, quality, and reliability, Perfection has become a trusted name in the industry. Our reputation as a premium manufacturer of aluminum [...]

  • Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

UMA® Solar stands as the foremost authority in the solar industry, boasting over four decades of unwavering commitment to advancing solar thermal and solar electric solutions. Through a dual role as manufacturer and distributor, UMA Solar has consistently delivered the industry's most high-performing solar products to meet the diverse needs of commercial and residential applications across the nation. Our enduring dedication to research and [...]

  • Solar Panel, Mono, Poly
  • United States
  • United States

In the radiant realm of renewable energy, ACOSolar stands as a beacon of innovation and accessibility. Born from a vision to illuminate the world with sustainable power, our journey began with a commitment to redefine the solar marketplace. As a premier online destination, ACOSolar proudly curates a comprehensive selection of solar panels, inverters, batteries, charge controllers, trackers, and rackings tailored for both residential and [...]

  • Charge Controllers, Mounting System, Ground Mount Systems, Solar Battery, Battery Chargers, Solar inverter, Grid Tie Inverters, Microinverter, Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

Zonna Energy, a distinguished player in the solar energy sector, stands apart as more than just a solar equipment supplier. Boasting decades of collective experience in off-grid solar installations, the Zonna team recognizes the challenges inherent in securing the ideal combination of Solar Panels, Batteries, Racking, Inverters, and Charge Controllers for each unique project. Choosing Zonna Energy means aligning with a partner that comprehends [...]

  • Charge Controllers, Solar Battery, Flooded Lead Acid Battery, Gel Battery, Lithium-Ion Battery, Solar inverter, Power Optimizers
  • United States
  • United States

Welcome to the next generation of solar technology. Here at SolarTech Universal, we strive to deliver nothing but the best. Optimized with the latest technology in manufacturing, we partnered with industry leaders to establish a unique and exciting production line and deliver consistently efficient premium solar panels.

  • Solar Panel, Solar Roofs
  • United States
  • United States

At AIMS Power, our mission is to be leaders in the design and development of off-grid and renewable energy.

We sell our signature DC to AC inverters, solar panels, deep-cycle batteries, solar charge controllers, and more to some of the most innovative companies and organizations across the US and worldwide. What’s more, we strive to provide the best quality products and unbeatable customer service and tech support to match.

  • PV Cable
  • United States
  • United States

Solar Call is a manufacturer of photovoltaic modules, successfully working on major international markets, offering to its customers high performance solutions in compliance with the most restrictive quality standards required by leading certification bodies worldwide. Solar Call ensures excellent products at competitive prices: From cell’s stringing to panel lamination to test phase, every phase of the process takes place in accordance with [...]

  • Mono
  • United States
  • United States

We believe clean energy and storage should be accessible to everybody. That's why SunPower designs all-in-one residential and commercial solutions backed by personal customer service and the industry's most comprehensive warranty. And with over 35 years of dedicated solar experience, we're the only U.S.-based solar company that's been around longer than our 25-year warranty.

  • Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

Alps Technology Inc designs, manufacturers and makes solar cell and solar module products for commercial, industrial and telecommucation applications worldwide. The Los Angeles- base company has combined twelve years as a leader in compact-disk and personal computer manufacturers with world-calss solar technology to offer unparalleled high-efficient solar cells and solar modules that produce reliable and affordable “green” power and [...]

  • Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

Futuresolar, FutureSolar Group Co., Ltd, is a professional solar module manufacturer with a experience in production and quality control since 2015. Futuresolar is also a provider of technical services for solar power plant (on-grid and off-grid), including technical design, installation and maintenance,for customers all over the world.   To serve global customers, Futuresolar adjusted its strategy and started to cooperate with the [...]

  • Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

Wil-Mar, a company founded in 1990 and led by President Marianne Sumter since July 1995, is a beacon of excellence in the industry. With a steadfast commitment to quality service and reliable products, Wil-Mar has witnessed remarkable growth in its distributor base over the years. At the heart of our success is a dedication to providing our distributors with unique products that set us apart in the market. We take immense pride in our offerings [...]

  • Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

SBM Solar is a pioneer in the research, development, and manufacturing of non-glass solar technology. Located in North Carolina, SBM Solar's PV panels are: - 40-50% lighter than glass panels (perfect for applications or roofs with weight restrictions) - Shatterproof and durable (IEC certified for hail impact resistance) - More transparent than glass, thus more efficient with less glare - Customizable and building integration [...]

  • Charge Controllers
  • United States
  • United States

PowerStore, a pioneer in Solar Power Solutions and Storage, has been illuminating North & Central America and the Caribbean Islands since 2010. Nestled in the heart of Texas, USA, our headquarters have been the epicenter of innovation, providing sustainable energy solutions that go beyond expectations. Expanding our horizons, we proudly inaugurated our second office in Mooresville, NC, on December 1st, 2020, a testament to our commitment to [...]

  • Rail Mounting System, Solar Battery, Battery Chargers, Lead-acid Battery, Lithium-Ion Battery, Microinverter, Off Grid Inverters, Solar Panel, Mono, Poly
  • United States
  • United States

Chilicon’s power inversion and monitoring system technology maximizes PV system production, lowers installer operational cost, and promotes end-user satisfaction.

Our Microinverters and Gateway are designed and manufactured in California.

  • Microinverter
  • United States
  • United States

Create ready to use renewable energy at competitive prices on an innovative solar platform

Provide revolutionary solutions in renewable energy and agriculture at the most accessible level

  • Ground Mount Systems
  • United States
  • United States

Roof Tech Inc. has been at the forefront of solar mounting solutions since 1994, having successfully engineered and installed over one million rooftop systems across Japan and North America. Our products come with a robust 25-year warranty, underlining our dedication to flawless performance. The AlphaSeal™ Technology, designed for compatibility with residential roofs of various materials, sets our solutions apart, making us a trusted choice [...]

  • Mounting System, Roof Attachments, Roof Mount Systems
  • United States
  • United States

Welcome to Alpha Solar, the pioneering arm of Alpha Products, Inc., dedicated to illuminating the future through sustainable energy solutions. Established in 1978 and headquartered in sunny California, Alpha Products, Inc. has been at the forefront of innovation, initially specializing in connectors, switches, potentiometers, microwave products, cable, and turnkey assemblies. Evolving with the dynamic needs of the market, we proudly introduce [...]

  • Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

Silfab Solar is the North American manufacturing leader in the design and development of ultra-high-efficiency, premium-quality solar panels. Silfab leverages more than 40 years of solar experience and operates out of facilities in Bellingham and Burlington, Washington and Toronto, Canada. All of our locations feature fully automated, ISO certified production lines and utilize just-in-time manufacturing to deliver millions of North American-made [...]

  • Solar Generator
  • United States
  • United States

Sollega, a pioneering force in the solar energy sector, stands at the forefront of revolutionizing the installation landscape with its commitment to simplicity, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Founded in 2009 by Elie Rothschild, a seasoned professional with over two decades of experience in the clean energy sector, Sollega was born out of a passion for creating a more sustainable world for future generations. At the heart of Sollega's [...]

  • Solar Panel
  • United States
  • United States

We develops, manufactures, and delivers the world’s most reliable and cost-effective solar energy solutions. Our goal is to provide reliable access, from private residences to global corporations, to nature's cleanest and most abundant energy source.

  • Lithium Ferro Phosphate Battery
  • United States
  • United States

HQST is a company engaged in solar energy since 2015. We are committed to bringing solar energy to millions of people with affordable and renewable energy products. By continuous innovation and development, we offer the most affordable and reliable energy products includes all types of solar panels, solar starter kits for customers new to solar, charge controllers, batteries, inverters, mounts and accessories. Wish everyone who love clean energy [...]

  • Thin Film
  • United States
  • United States

ICellpower is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of inverters,deep cycle batteries for the alternative energy market. With our R & D team in Hong Kong and production line in Shenzhen, we are constantly working towards pioneering cutting edge technology for alternative energy solutions. ​ ​ We manufacture high Inverters,deep cycle batteries .   ICellpower Inverter/chargers are available for various [...]

  • MPPT Charge Controller
  • United States
  • United States

Welcome to Accurate Battery, your ultimate power partner headquartered in the vibrant city of Miami, Florida. With an unwavering dedication to excellence, we boast over six decades of expertise in motive power applications, positioning ourselves as industry leaders committed to delivering unparalleled products and services. At Accurate Battery, we understand that your power needs are unique, and that's why our seasoned professionals are ready to [...]

  • Solar Battery, Battery Chargers, Lithium-Ion Battery
  • United States
  • United States

United States

The Solar Potential of USA

According to a 1998 report by the United States Department of Energy, it has been discovered that available domestic solar energy, including biomass, was technically accessible regardless of cost amounted to 586,687 Quadrillion BTUs (Quads). Of that number, 95% was biomass. Coal represented the second largest resource, with 38,147 Quads. Predictions of how much solar power was economically possible to collect added up to 352 quads, compared with 5,266 quads from coal.

All the estimations that were used in the report were based on a prediction that the price of a barrel oil would become $38 in 2010. Additionally, they were also based on multiplied annual renewable resources by 30 for comparison with non-renewable resources. In 2007, the total annual energy consumption of the United States was about 100 Quads, which was less than 0.5% of what is theoretically available from sunlight.

Moreover, in 2012, a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) described the technically available renewable energy resources for each state. In addition to that, the report estimated that urban utility-scale photovoltaics could supply 2,232 TWh per year, rural utility-scale PV 280,613 TWh per year, rooftop PV 818 TWh per year, and CSP 116,146 TWh per year. All these amounted for a total of almost 400,000 TWh per year, which was 100 times the current consumption of 3,856 TWh in 2011. For comparison, at the time, onshore wind potential was estimated at 32,784 TWh per year, offshore wind at 16,976 TWh per year, and the total available from all renewable resources was estimated at 481,963 TWh per year.

 

United States Government Support

A complete list of incentives can be found at the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE). A lot of solar power systems are grid-connected and use net metering laws to allow the use of electricity in the evening that was generated during the daytime. New Jersey is the state with the least restrictive net metering law while California is the one that has the most number of homes that have solar panels installed.

Many were installed because of the million solar roofs initiative, which entails a vision introduced back in 2007 where solar PV panels are to be installed on an additional million rooftops of home or businesses in the state of California by 2018.

In some states, like Florida, solar power is subject to legal restrictions that discourage its use.

Federal Tax Credit

The federal tax credit for solar was extended for eight years as part of the financial bailout bill, H.R. 1424, until the end of 2016. It was predicted that this will create about 440,000 jobs and 28 GW of solar power. Additionally, it was also predicted that this will lead to a $300 billion market for solar panels. This prediction did not take into account the removal of the $2,000 cap on residential tax credits at the end of 2008.

Moreover, a 30% tax credit is available for residential and commercial installations. For 2009 through 2011, this was a 30% grant instead of a tax credit, and at the time, it was known as the 1603 grant program.

The federal Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit, an income tax credit on IRS Form 5695, for residential PV and solar thermal was extended in December 2015 to remain at 30% of system cost (parts and installations) for systems that are put into service by the end of 2019, then 26% until the end of 2020, and then 22% until the end of 2021. This applies to a taxpayer’s principal and/or second residences, but this can’t be applied to a property that is rented out. There is no maximum cap on the credit, and the credit can be applied toward the Alternative Minimum Tax. Any excess credit (greater than that year’s tax liability) can be rolled into the following year.

The solar industry and utilities clashed extensively on renewal, but the solar industry won. The renewal is expected to add $38 billion of investment for 20 GW of solar.

Section 1603 Grants

President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill in 2009 created a program known as Section 1603 grants. This program was designed so as to give federal grants to solar companies for 30% of investments into solar energy. Since 2009, the federal government has given solar companies $25 billion in grant money through this program. However, the Section 1603 grant program expired in 2011.

The United States Treasury Department has been investigating solar companies for potential fraud since 2013. The department promised a report by June 2015, but the report had not been released as of 2016.

Solar America Initiative

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced on September 29, 2008, that it will invest $17.6 million, subject to annual appropriations, in six company-led, early-stage PV projects under the Solar America Initiative’s “PV Incubator” funding opportunity. The PV Incubator project is designed to fund prototype PV components and systems with the goal of moving them through the commercialization process by 2010. The 2008 award is the second funding opportunity released under the PV Incubator project. With the cost-share from the industry, which is at least 20%, up to $35.4 million would be invested in these projects. These projects would run for 18 months and are subcontracted through DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Most of the projects were to receive up to $3 million in funding, except Solasta and Spire Semiconductor which would receive up to $2.6 million and $2.97 million, respectively. Some of the projects under this initiative include:

  • Massachusetts-based 1366 Technologies developing a new cell architecture for low-cost, multi-crystalline silicon cells, which will enhance cell performance through improved light-trapping texturing and grooves for self-aligned metallization fingers
  • California’s Innovalight using ink-jet printing to transfer their “silicon ink” onto thin-crystalline silicon wafers so as to produce high-efficiency and low-cost solar cells and modules
  • Skyline Solar, also in California, developing an integrated, lightweight, and single-axis tracked system that reflects and concentrates sunlight over 10 times onto silicon cells
  • Solasta, in Massachusetts, working on a novel cell design that increases currents and lowers materials cost
  • Solexel, another California-based company, commercializing a disruptive, 3D high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon cell technology that dramatically reduces manufacturing cost per watt
  • Spire Semiconductor in New Hampshire developing three-junction tandem solar cells that better optimize the optical properties of their device layers. This company is targeting cell efficiencies over 42% using a low-cost manufacturing method.

The PV Incubator project is part of the Solar America Initiative (SAI), which plans to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity by 2015 (grid parity).

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technology Program (SETP) will achieve the goals of the SAI through partnerships and strategic alliances by focusing mainly on four areas. These are:

  • Market Transformation: activities that address marketplace barriers and offer the chance for market expansion
  • Device and Process Proof of Concept: R&D activities addressing novel devices or processes with a potentially significant performance or cost advantages
  • Component Prototype and Pilot-Scale Production: R&D activities emphasizing the development of prototype PV components or systems that are produced at pilot-scale with demonstrated cost, reliability, or performance advantages
  • System Development and Manufacturing: collaborative R&D activities among industry and university partners to develop and improve solar energy technologies

Another thing that is a part of the Solar America Initiative is the Solar America Showcase. For this activity, preference is given to large-scale, highly visible, and highly replicable installations that involve cutting-edge solar technologies or novel applications of solar.

SunShot Initiative

Announced by the Department of Energy in 2011, the SunShot Initiative aims to reduce the cost of solar power by 75% from 2010 to 2020. In great detail, this initiative’s goals are as follows:

  • Residential system prices reduced from $6/W to $1.50/W
  • Commercial system prices reduced from $5/W to $1.25/W
  • Utility-scale system prices reduced from $4/W to $1/W (CSP, CPV, and PV)

Additionally, the Department of Energy announced a $29 million investment in four projects that would help advance affordable and reliable clean energy for American families and businesses. The $29 million would be separated into two investments:

  • $21 million investment over five years to design plug-and-play PV systems that can be purchased, installed, and operational in one day
  • $8 million investment in two projects to help utilities and grid operators better forecast when, where, and how much solar power will be produced at U.S. solar energy plants

Other projects under the SunShot Initiative are the following:

  • Fraunhofer USA’s Center for Sustainable Energy Systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts developing PV technologies that allow homeowners to easily select the right solar system for their house and install, wire and connect to the grid
  • North Carolina State University leading a project to create standard PV components and system designs that can adapt simply to any residential roof and can be installed and connected to the grid quickly and efficiently
  • IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Armonk, New York leading a new project based on the Watson computer system that uses big data processing and self-adjusting algorithms to integrate different prediction models and learning technologies

All these projects are working with the Department of Energy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association to improve the accuracy of solar forecasts and share the results of this work with industry and academia.

State and Local

There have been numerous instances throughout the years that showcase the efforts that state and local government officials have undergone to make solar possible. The following are the most well-known of these instances:

  • Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring California’s utilities to get 50% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by the end of 2030.
  • The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed solar incentives of up to $6,000 for homeowners and up to $10,000 for businesses. Applications for the program started on July 1, 2008. In April 2016, they passed a law that requires all new buildings below 10 stories to have rooftop solar panels. This made San Francisco the first major U.S. city to do so.
  • In 2008, Berkeley initiated a revolutionary pilot program where homeowners are able to add the cost of solar panels to their property tax assessment and pay for them out of their electricity cost savings. In 2009, over a dozen states passed legislation allowing property tax financing. All in all, 27 states offer loans for solar projects.
  • The California Solar Initiative has set a goal to create 3,000 MW of new, solar-produced electricity by 2016.
  • New Hampshire has a $3,750 residential rebate program for up to 50% of system cost for systems less than 5 kWp ($6,000 from July 1, 2008, until 2010).
  • Louisiana has a 50% tax credit up to $12,500 for the installation of a wind or solar system.
  • New Jersey law provides new solar power installations with exemptions from the 7% state sales tax and from any increase in property assessment (local property tax increases), subject to certain registration requirements.

Feed-in Tariff

According to experience, a feed-in tariff is both the least expensive and the most effective means of developing solar power. This is because investors need certainty, and a feed-in tariff definitely gives them that.

California enacted a feed-in tariff that began on February 14, 2008, while Washington has a feed-in tariff of 15¢/kWh which increases to 54¢/kWh if components are manufactured in the state. Hawaii, Michigan, and Vermont also have feed-in tariffs.

In 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory (FERC) ruled that states were able to implement above-market feed-in tariffs for specific technologies.

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates

In recent years, states that have passed the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) or the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) laws have relied on the use of solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs) to meet state requirements. They have achieved this by adding a specific solar carve-out to the state RPS. The first SREC program was implemented in 2005 by New Jersey. Soon enough, this program has expanded to several other states, including Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

SREC offers many advantages, but one of its major problems is the lack of certainty for investors. A feed-in tariff provides a known return on investment, but an SREC program provides only a possible return of investment.

Power Purchase Agreement

In 2006, investors started offering free solar panel installation in return for a 25-year contract. They also began offering a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which is a contract between two parties — one which generates electricity (the seller) and one which is looking to purchase electricity (the buyer).

By 2009, over 90% of commercial PV installed in the United States were installed using a PPA. About 90% of the PV installed in the United States is in states that specifically address PPAs.

New Construction Mandates

In March 2013, Lancaster California became the first U.S. city to mandate the inclusion of solar panels on new homes, requiring that every new housing development must average 1 kW per house.

PACE Financing

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing is a means of financing energy efficiency upgrades, disaster resiliency improvements, water conservation measures, or renewable energy installations of residential, commercial, and industrial property owners. This innovative financing arrangement lends money to a homeowner for a solar system, to be repaid via an additional tax assessment on the property for 20 years. This kind of financing arrangement allows the installation of the solar system at “relatively little up-front cost to the property owner.”

The principal feature of this program is that the balance of the loan is transferred to the new owners in the event the property is sold, and the loan is paid for entirely through electric bill savings. Unlike a mortgage loan, no funds are transferred when the property is sold — only the repayment obligation is transferred.

PACE programs are currently operating in eight states, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Wisconsin. Additionally, they are on hold in many other states.

Current Status of Solar Power in the United States

Published on June 2019, the report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables, a market research group, have discovered that the first quarter of 2019 was the strongest in the U.S. solar industry’s history. A total of 2.7 GW of solar capacity was added to the grid at this time.

Aside from that, new solar installations should grow 25% from 2018, thus amounting to 13.3 GW. This bounceback — after solar installations dipped 2% last year — was driven by larger-scale utility solar projects, which account for 61% of the first quarter’s growth.

This development is a remarkable change from what was expected last year when President Trump announced that he was putting tariffs on imported solar cells and modules. During this time, the industry was worried that the tariffs would hinder solar. However, solar installations shot past the 2-million mark this year instead.

Moreover, the industry expects this growth to continue well past 2019. A number of U.S. utilities have solar projects in the works, and they should be a reality by 2024. And both residential and non-residential solar markets have grown tremendously over the years. Overall, solar power in the United States is currently on an uphill climb.

Solar Projects in United States

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Behrs Buildings

Behrs Buildings specializes in custom steel structures that come in a variety of colors and sizes. Our extensive collection comprises premium-grade steel that is suitable for buildings such as carports, garages, enclosed storage spaces, sheds, and more. Behrs

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GES Solar Double Glass Successful exports to the US market

Thanks to our GES Solar Team great efforts, our GES double glass high efficiency solar modules successful export to the US

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512KW solar energy storage in USA

Howell had supplied 200pcs 51.2V 100Ah lifepo4 battery for solar energy storage in

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Case study: Bifacial Carport Installation in Tucson, AZ with >20% Bifacial Gain

A bifacial system was deployed as an East-facing carport installation in Tucson, AZ (Lat.=32.25, Long.=−110.75). The system consisted of 36 Prism Solar Bi60-343BSTC bifacial modules with a bifacial ratio of 90% and a 270W STC rating, a Sunnyboy

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Case Study: 250 WM Solar Project in Nevada

The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is a 250 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) solar project located on approximately 2,000 acres on the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Clark County, Nevada. Capital Dynamics is the project owner and constructed the

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Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project

Project Overview The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is a 250 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) solar project located on approximately 2,000 acres on the Moapa River Indian Reservation in Clark County, Nevada. Capital Dynamics is the project owner

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The Solar Potential of USA

According to a 1998 report by the United States Department of Energy, it has been discovered that available domestic solar energy, including biomass, was technically accessible regardless of cost amounted to 586,687 Quadrillion BTUs (Quads). Of that number, 95% was biomass. Coal represented the second largest resource, with 38,147 Quads. Predictions of how much solar power was economically possible to collect added up to 352 quads, compared with 5,266 quads from coal.

All the estimations that were used in the report were based on a prediction that the price of a barrel oil would become $38 in 2010. Additionally, they were also based on multiplied annual renewable resources by 30 for comparison with non-renewable resources. In 2007, the total annual energy consumption of the United States was about 100 Quads, which was less than 0.5% of what is theoretically available from sunlight.

Moreover, in 2012, a report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) described the technically available renewable energy resources for each state. In addition to that, the report estimated that urban utility-scale photovoltaics could supply 2,232 TWh per year, rural utility-scale PV 280,613 TWh per year, rooftop PV 818 TWh per year, and CSP 116,146 TWh per year. All these amounted for a total of almost 400,000 TWh per year, which was 100 times the current consumption of 3,856 TWh in 2011. For comparison, at the time, onshore wind potential was estimated at 32,784 TWh per year, offshore wind at 16,976 TWh per year, and the total available from all renewable resources was estimated at 481,963 TWh per year.

 

United States Government Support

A complete list of incentives can be found at the Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE). A lot of solar power systems are grid-connected and use net metering laws to allow the use of electricity in the evening that was generated during the daytime. New Jersey is the state with the least restrictive net metering law while California is the one that has the most number of homes that have solar panels installed.

Many were installed because of the million solar roofs initiative, which entails a vision introduced back in 2007 where solar PV panels are to be installed on an additional million rooftops of home or businesses in the state of California by 2018.

In some states, like Florida, solar power is subject to legal restrictions that discourage its use.

Federal Tax Credit

The federal tax credit for solar was extended for eight years as part of the financial bailout bill, H.R. 1424, until the end of 2016. It was predicted that this will create about 440,000 jobs and 28 GW of solar power. Additionally, it was also predicted that this will lead to a $300 billion market for solar panels. This prediction did not take into account the removal of the $2,000 cap on residential tax credits at the end of 2008.

Moreover, a 30% tax credit is available for residential and commercial installations. For 2009 through 2011, this was a 30% grant instead of a tax credit, and at the time, it was known as the 1603 grant program.

The federal Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit, an income tax credit on IRS Form 5695, for residential PV and solar thermal was extended in December 2015 to remain at 30% of system cost (parts and installations) for systems that are put into service by the end of 2019, then 26% until the end of 2020, and then 22% until the end of 2021. This applies to a taxpayer’s principal and/or second residences, but this can’t be applied to a property that is rented out. There is no maximum cap on the credit, and the credit can be applied toward the Alternative Minimum Tax. Any excess credit (greater than that year’s tax liability) can be rolled into the following year.

The solar industry and utilities clashed extensively on renewal, but the solar industry won. The renewal is expected to add $38 billion of investment for 20 GW of solar.

Section 1603 Grants

President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill in 2009 created a program known as Section 1603 grants. This program was designed so as to give federal grants to solar companies for 30% of investments into solar energy. Since 2009, the federal government has given solar companies $25 billion in grant money through this program. However, the Section 1603 grant program expired in 2011.

The United States Treasury Department has been investigating solar companies for potential fraud since 2013. The department promised a report by June 2015, but the report had not been released as of 2016.

Solar America Initiative

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced on September 29, 2008, that it will invest $17.6 million, subject to annual appropriations, in six company-led, early-stage PV projects under the Solar America Initiative’s “PV Incubator” funding opportunity. The PV Incubator project is designed to fund prototype PV components and systems with the goal of moving them through the commercialization process by 2010. The 2008 award is the second funding opportunity released under the PV Incubator project. With the cost-share from the industry, which is at least 20%, up to $35.4 million would be invested in these projects. These projects would run for 18 months and are subcontracted through DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Most of the projects were to receive up to $3 million in funding, except Solasta and Spire Semiconductor which would receive up to $2.6 million and $2.97 million, respectively. Some of the projects under this initiative include:

  • Massachusetts-based 1366 Technologies developing a new cell architecture for low-cost, multi-crystalline silicon cells, which will enhance cell performance through improved light-trapping texturing and grooves for self-aligned metallization fingers
  • California’s Innovalight using ink-jet printing to transfer their “silicon ink” onto thin-crystalline silicon wafers so as to produce high-efficiency and low-cost solar cells and modules
  • Skyline Solar, also in California, developing an integrated, lightweight, and single-axis tracked system that reflects and concentrates sunlight over 10 times onto silicon cells
  • Solasta, in Massachusetts, working on a novel cell design that increases currents and lowers materials cost
  • Solexel, another California-based company, commercializing a disruptive, 3D high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon cell technology that dramatically reduces manufacturing cost per watt
  • Spire Semiconductor in New Hampshire developing three-junction tandem solar cells that better optimize the optical properties of their device layers. This company is targeting cell efficiencies over 42% using a low-cost manufacturing method.

The PV Incubator project is part of the Solar America Initiative (SAI), which plans to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional forms of electricity by 2015 (grid parity).

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technology Program (SETP) will achieve the goals of the SAI through partnerships and strategic alliances by focusing mainly on four areas. These are:

  • Market Transformation: activities that address marketplace barriers and offer the chance for market expansion
  • Device and Process Proof of Concept: R&D activities addressing novel devices or processes with a potentially significant performance or cost advantages
  • Component Prototype and Pilot-Scale Production: R&D activities emphasizing the development of prototype PV components or systems that are produced at pilot-scale with demonstrated cost, reliability, or performance advantages
  • System Development and Manufacturing: collaborative R&D activities among industry and university partners to develop and improve solar energy technologies

Another thing that is a part of the Solar America Initiative is the Solar America Showcase. For this activity, preference is given to large-scale, highly visible, and highly replicable installations that involve cutting-edge solar technologies or novel applications of solar.

SunShot Initiative

Announced by the Department of Energy in 2011, the SunShot Initiative aims to reduce the cost of solar power by 75% from 2010 to 2020. In great detail, this initiative’s goals are as follows:

  • Residential system prices reduced from $6/W to $1.50/W
  • Commercial system prices reduced from $5/W to $1.25/W
  • Utility-scale system prices reduced from $4/W to $1/W (CSP, CPV, and PV)

Additionally, the Department of Energy announced a $29 million investment in four projects that would help advance affordable and reliable clean energy for American families and businesses. The $29 million would be separated into two investments:

  • $21 million investment over five years to design plug-and-play PV systems that can be purchased, installed, and operational in one day
  • $8 million investment in two projects to help utilities and grid operators better forecast when, where, and how much solar power will be produced at U.S. solar energy plants

Other projects under the SunShot Initiative are the following:

  • Fraunhofer USA’s Center for Sustainable Energy Systems in Cambridge, Massachusetts developing PV technologies that allow homeowners to easily select the right solar system for their house and install, wire and connect to the grid
  • North Carolina State University leading a project to create standard PV components and system designs that can adapt simply to any residential roof and can be installed and connected to the grid quickly and efficiently
  • IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Armonk, New York leading a new project based on the Watson computer system that uses big data processing and self-adjusting algorithms to integrate different prediction models and learning technologies

All these projects are working with the Department of Energy and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association to improve the accuracy of solar forecasts and share the results of this work with industry and academia.

State and Local

There have been numerous instances throughout the years that showcase the efforts that state and local government officials have undergone to make solar possible. The following are the most well-known of these instances:

  • Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation requiring California’s utilities to get 50% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by the end of 2030.
  • The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed solar incentives of up to $6,000 for homeowners and up to $10,000 for businesses. Applications for the program started on July 1, 2008. In April 2016, they passed a law that requires all new buildings below 10 stories to have rooftop solar panels. This made San Francisco the first major U.S. city to do so.
  • In 2008, Berkeley initiated a revolutionary pilot program where homeowners are able to add the cost of solar panels to their property tax assessment and pay for them out of their electricity cost savings. In 2009, over a dozen states passed legislation allowing property tax financing. All in all, 27 states offer loans for solar projects.
  • The California Solar Initiative has set a goal to create 3,000 MW of new, solar-produced electricity by 2016.
  • New Hampshire has a $3,750 residential rebate program for up to 50% of system cost for systems less than 5 kWp ($6,000 from July 1, 2008, until 2010).
  • Louisiana has a 50% tax credit up to $12,500 for the installation of a wind or solar system.
  • New Jersey law provides new solar power installations with exemptions from the 7% state sales tax and from any increase in property assessment (local property tax increases), subject to certain registration requirements.

Feed-in Tariff

According to experience, a feed-in tariff is both the least expensive and the most effective means of developing solar power. This is because investors need certainty, and a feed-in tariff definitely gives them that.

California enacted a feed-in tariff that began on February 14, 2008, while Washington has a feed-in tariff of 15¢/kWh which increases to 54¢/kWh if components are manufactured in the state. Hawaii, Michigan, and Vermont also have feed-in tariffs.

In 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory (FERC) ruled that states were able to implement above-market feed-in tariffs for specific technologies.

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates

In recent years, states that have passed the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) or the Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) laws have relied on the use of solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs) to meet state requirements. They have achieved this by adding a specific solar carve-out to the state RPS. The first SREC program was implemented in 2005 by New Jersey. Soon enough, this program has expanded to several other states, including Maryland, Delaware, Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.

SREC offers many advantages, but one of its major problems is the lack of certainty for investors. A feed-in tariff provides a known return on investment, but an SREC program provides only a possible return of investment.

Power Purchase Agreement

In 2006, investors started offering free solar panel installation in return for a 25-year contract. They also began offering a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which is a contract between two parties — one which generates electricity (the seller) and one which is looking to purchase electricity (the buyer).

By 2009, over 90% of commercial PV installed in the United States were installed using a PPA. About 90% of the PV installed in the United States is in states that specifically address PPAs.

New Construction Mandates

In March 2013, Lancaster California became the first U.S. city to mandate the inclusion of solar panels on new homes, requiring that every new housing development must average 1 kW per house.

PACE Financing

The Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing is a means of financing energy efficiency upgrades, disaster resiliency improvements, water conservation measures, or renewable energy installations of residential, commercial, and industrial property owners. This innovative financing arrangement lends money to a homeowner for a solar system, to be repaid via an additional tax assessment on the property for 20 years. This kind of financing arrangement allows the installation of the solar system at “relatively little up-front cost to the property owner.”

The principal feature of this program is that the balance of the loan is transferred to the new owners in the event the property is sold, and the loan is paid for entirely through electric bill savings. Unlike a mortgage loan, no funds are transferred when the property is sold — only the repayment obligation is transferred.

PACE programs are currently operating in eight states, California, Colorado, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Wisconsin. Additionally, they are on hold in many other states.

Current Status of Solar Power in the United States

Published on June 2019, the report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables, a market research group, have discovered that the first quarter of 2019 was the strongest in the U.S. solar industry’s history. A total of 2.7 GW of solar capacity was added to the grid at this time.

Aside from that, new solar installations should grow 25% from 2018, thus amounting to 13.3 GW. This bounceback — after solar installations dipped 2% last year — was driven by larger-scale utility solar projects, which account for 61% of the first quarter’s growth.

This development is a remarkable change from what was expected last year when President Trump announced that he was putting tariffs on imported solar cells and modules. During this time, the industry was worried that the tariffs would hinder solar. However, solar installations shot past the 2-million mark this year instead.

Moreover, the industry expects this growth to continue well past 2019. A number of U.S. utilities have solar projects in the works, and they should be a reality by 2024. And both residential and non-residential solar markets have grown tremendously over the years. Overall, solar power in the United States is currently on an uphill climb.

Wholesalers

Solar Products Wholesalers 

Wholesaling refers to buying some products or goods directly from its manufacturer usually at a discount and then reselling it to the retailers for a comparatively higher cost than the original. Basically, wholesalers handle products and package them in small quantities and then sell them to retail customers, either for commercial or personal use. 

Many industries have wholesalers, and that will not skip the solar industries. Nowadays, many solar wholesale stores/firms are operating across the globe, making it much easier for retailers to go solar. Sometimes retailers find it hard to reach direct manufacturers of solar products because some companies do not have their solar stores/shops in public, with that they are not also offering solar products per piece. Through wholesale solar stores/shops, these individuals can easily buy the solar products that they need to replace or maintain their solar systems. 

If you are in need of solar product suppliers for an individual purpose, you may visit some solar outsourcing marketplace to get an updated list of solar wholesalers near your location. There are many solar platforms that provide enough information and data about the solar industry in your region, including all the reliable solar wholesalers in town.