Our Solar Index, which tracks residential and commercial solar activity in the U.S., declined 29 percent through April of 2017, primarily driven by the California market, which declined an estimated 42 percent.
The decline was likely driven by heavy rains in California in the first two months of the year, changes in net metering in California and a pull-back in acquisition spend by the large national solar players.
There were several bright spots, including Oregon, Utah and Arizona. Although not included in the April report, Florida is also reportedly experiencing growth after positive legislative developments in 2016.
This article was originally published by OhmHome and was republished with permission.