by Julian Spector
July 14, 2017

Intersolar North America packed glitz and glamour into San Francisco's Moscone Center this past week as outside events created an underlying sense of unease.

The ongoing Section 201 trade complaint hovered over the expo hall and cocktail receptions alike. Meanwhile, just 90 miles away from the conference, the California Senate bill that would create a 10-year step-down for energy storage funding got quietly pulled from the schedule, pushing it to next year's legislative session.

The solar section of the expo had condensed from three...