Competitive Landscape Trends in Small Commercial Solar

by Michelle Davis

With a Case Study on Massachusetts

Small commercial solar hasn’t reached the growth potential of large commercial, growing just one-tenth as much in 2017. Several financiers have targeted the small commercial space, but the industry has yet to reach a true inflection point. However, small commercial represents a ripe opportunity for more varied financial products, both for PPAs and leases as well as loans.

To track distributed solar markets, GTM Research collects project-level datasets from dozens of data sources spanning more than 15 state markets. Massachusetts presented a prime opportunity to examine competitive landscape trends, because comprehensive data is available for both system installer and system owner, allowing for analysis of installer-owner dynamics.

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Michelle Davis Senior Analyst, Solar

Michelle Davis is a senior solar analyst at GTM Research with a focus on the downstream US distributed solar market. She tracks the competitive landscape of installers, financiers and technology providers in the residential and commercial market segments. Prior to joining GTM Research, Michelle held various research positions focused on renewable energy, covering topics as varied as the energy water nexus to utility investments in electric vehicle charging stations. She has a BS in Biology from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Antioch University with a focus on sustainability.

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