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By Pamela Cargill PV Solar Report Contributor Challenges mount in the solar industry, making it look like we’re taking a steep dive in the solar coaster....

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Roy L Hales of The ECOreport looks at why three Republican senators apply alternate facts to PACE financing. They are trying to pass the Protecting Americans from Credit Exploitation (PACE) Act.

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Barry Cinnamon did a helpful interview with Tom Kimbis, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of SEIA, on what SEIA's doing to help regulate the industry.

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Sunvago found that solar homes carried a $37,250 premium to non-solar homes or 6.7% of the the home value. This gives us confidence that the market is valuing solar systems at or above their net cost.

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Casey Anderson looks at the effect New York's NY-Sun initiative has had on the solar industry in the state. He found 800% growth statewide since 2011 with several regions growing more than 1,000%.

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Casey Anderson looks at the competitive market in residential rooftop solar. Today, nearly half of all installers are competing with 20 or more companies for business.

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Residential solar installations in November decreased 8% from November of 2015. The slowdown is due to a number of factors, including high solar penetration in certain areas and the election.

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New York City installer Quixotic Systems has designed an innovative solar solution in the heart of the Bronx at Urban Health Plan’s Simpson Pavilion. Unlike most rooftop systems, the 37kW array has been installed on the side of the building.

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Is Tesla Solar Roof just hype, or a real contender? Will it reallybe affordable? Find out more with this look at the history and economics of solar shingles.