Insight: Trends That Will Shake Renewable Energy Industry In 2019

The solar industry has lived up to its “solar coaster” moniker in 2018, but this bodes well for the consumers and solar companies willing to grid themselves into the energy mold of the future, and likely 2019 trends are proof.

Total solar installations in the U.S. will increase again.

Although residential installations are at a standstill, solar as a whole is climbing. So far the U.S. has installed 4.7 gigawatts (GW) of solar power in 2018. Utility-scale solar has hit over 1 GW of solar for the past 11 consecutive quarters. To date, utility-scale solar represents 55% of 2018 installed solar capacity.