The State Of Solar Energy | Here & Now – Here And Now

Like most industries, the solar energy business has taken a hit during the pandemic. Residential solar installations in the U.S. were down nearly 25% in the second quarter of this year after a record-breaking start to the year.

But the future may still be bright for the power source that accounted for 40% of all new electric capacity last year in the U.S.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Ravi Manghani, head of solar research at the consultancy Wood Mackenzie.

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