U.S. Residential Solar Update 2017

by Nicole Litvak

The second half of 2016 was the first significant decline for the U.S. residential solar market. But while many of the sector's leading companies struggled, local installers continued to grow. Meanwhile, the market continued its shift toward customer ownership. Q4 2016 marked the first time since 2011 that the customer-owned share of the market was greater than 50%.

2016 Residential Solar Market by Ownership Type and Financier Market Shares

Share of U.S. residential solar ownership - Loan vs. Lease

This report provides an update on the state of the U.S residential solar market, including the competitive landscape, project finance, and system ownership trends and market sizing.

Companies covered include:

BlueWave Renewables | Dividend Solar | Enerbank | Greensky Credit | Mosaic | SolarCity | Spruce Finance | Sungage Financial | Sunlight Financial | Sunnova | SunPower | Sunrun | Vivint Solar


This report is part of GTM Research’s U.S. Downstream Distributed Solar ServiceTo learn more or schedule a demo, please contact solarsubscription@gtmresearch.com.

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Nicole Litvak Senior Analyst, Solar

Nicole Litvak is a Solar Analyst at GTM Research with a focus on the downstream US solar market. In addition to tracking the competitive landscape of installers, financiers, and technology providers in the residential and commercial market segments, Nicole serves as editor of PVNews, the solar industry's longest running market research periodical. Nicole has prior internship experience in corporate sustainability, solar water heating, and business development. She graduated from Brandeis University magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with majors in Economics and Psychology.

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