Is the Utility-Scale Solar Industry in a Finance Bubble?

February 9, 2019

The utility-scale solar market has gotten “frothy” in the last year and a half. A flood of new investors, like pension funds and insurance companies, now view solar as a stable asset. That “wall of money” going after a smaller pool of projects has created a market so competitive that many sponsors are willing to accept lower-than-average returns. Power-purchase agreement prices have also fallen to new lows, and contract terms…

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See all the products that will cost you more because of Trump’s trade war

July 1, 2018

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis Trump’s import taxes are meant to help US manufacturers by making foreign products more expensive, but this will hurt likely American consumers.  A new wave of tariffs targeting hundreds of Chinese industrial goods is set to take effect on July 6th. According to Labor Department estimates, the average cost of washing machines shot up by 17% in the past three months. Many other goods, such as the computer chips that power…

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