We are seeing the beginning of a strong vertical integration trend in the solar industry.
The Global Solar PV Council will lobby for the industry; and SolarCity will install $1B worth of commercial systems in the next two years.
A skilled workforce needs to be ready to grow with the US solar industry, he says.
Solar costs the same or less than utility-based electricity in 42 of America's 50 largest cities; renewables at parity in many countries.
Last year, the industry added 31,000 jobs, a growth rate of 21.8%.
Instead of giving people money to pay for fossil fuels, give them solar electricity and heat.
The US will have about 20 GW of solar by year end, expected to double in the next two years!
For now, investors in SunEdison's Yieldco will benefit from its diversification into wind; in the longer run, it could change the renewables business.
The 2014 Solar Scorecard ranks solar companies on the chemicals and water used, emissions, hazardous waste and recycling at end of life.
With solar expected to reach grid parity in 26 states by 2017, manufacturers are finally moving back to feast from famine.