U.S. utility solar contracts 'exploded' in 2018 despite tariffs: report

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    (Reuters) - Procurement of solar energy by U.S. utilities “exploded” in the first half of 2018, prompting a prominent research group to boost its five-year installation forecast on Thursday despite the Trump administration’s steep tariffs on imported panels.

    A record 8.5 gigawatts (GW) of utility solar projects were procured in the first six months of this year after President Donald Trump in January announced a 30 percent tariff on panels produced overseas, according to the report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and industry trade group the Solar Energy Industries Association.

    As a result, the research firm raised its utility-scale solar forecast for 2018 through 2023 by 1.9 GW. The forecast is still 8 percent lower than before the tariffs were announced. A gigawatt of solar energy can power about 164,000 homes. - Source
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    Despite trump and his coal cartel, the renewable energy industry is still in robust growth.


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    "Growth".....a fake term used by progressives.

    Solar still only providing America with 1.3% of our electricity.

    "Exploding"??....more fakery


    meh

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    And I'm proud to be one of those who installed Solar on our roof, and my son who purchased a Chevy Bolt and has never once needed to stop at a gas station.

    Please note the kook who posted in #2; he's a supporter of oil & coal, he earns his living polluting our air, water, soil and the common sense expressed by those of us who support green and renewable energy sources.
     
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    Well, he didn't read the article but those types seldom do. They might gain some of that dreaded knowledge
     
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    How about.....sweetie, you just got pwn'd!:113:
     
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    If you were so proud you wouldn't take hand outs from poor people to subsidize you and your son.


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    Well we're all real proud of ya s0n....hope your boy enjoys his Bolt...is he proud to drive a vehicle nobody else drives?:fingerscrossed::fingerscrossed:
     
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    I was referring to your inane comment. How dense are you?
     
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    We'll see more of these spikes as the industry takes advantage of those tax credits before they start to be removed. That's a couple of years down the road, actually.

    Anyway. As a conservative, I do want to conserve our resources as well. So, I'm all for clean, renewable, energy, so long as I'm not forced to consume it at the barrel of a government gun.
     
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    Lol....I feel bad for the kid. Father made him buy a Chevy Bolt for Christsakes. Think of the ridicule from his peers!:ack-1::ack-1:
     
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