by Emma Foehringer Merchant
May 17, 2019

Solar industry players converged in Scottsdale last week at Greentech Media’s annual Solar Summit, now in its twelfth year, to talk trends and themes.

Last year, the market was still reeling from the final Section 201 tariff decision and the uncertainty leading up to those tariffs. But “the market has effectively overcome tariffs," said a Wood Mackenzie analyst. 

And though the industry is coping with the looming stepdown of the federal Investment Tax Credit, looking to continue pushing cost declines and deciding how solar can best be paired with storage, no single existential threat seems to be dogging the industry.

This year's conference reflected a market reaching maturity more than one in flux.