by Stephen Lacey
May 16, 2017

Fear is creeping into the solar industry. 

This year is starting to feel a lot like 2011 and 2012, when a wave of post-Solyndra bankruptcies fueled national political attacks, put the industry on the defensive, and sparked a trade war with China that set installers on edge. At the time, it felt like each day would bring some fresh horror. The fear and depression was palpable at industry gatherings. Herman the death skull made a lot of appearances on GTM.

The mood is once again turning grim. Despite what solar evangelists say about...