Solar Energy Sector on A Downward Spiral: Can it Recover?     

Solar power stands at 40% of United States’ generation capability in the previous year. However, the sector also went further and hired 250000 employees, making it one of the most influential recently started industries in the American economy. The impressive outcome from the industry all inspired by common motivators of decreasing prices and constructive government and federal renewable energy policies, The changes throughout the industry across the past ten years from small firms to some of the most competitive field of economic development. However, owing to COVID-19’s more significant economic effect, the forecast for growth in solar energy this year is so positive. The number of proposed solar plants will decrease by 30% come 2020, although the renewable sector itself predicts a reduction in demand for solar-based products by up to 70% in the second quarter.

Experts agree that the recession of the recently emerged solar industry impacts on two fronts. The plunging interest in getting modern solar energy transforms towards further retrenched jobs in the middle of an ongoing job crisis. Throughout March and April, major home renewable energy supplying companies gradually fired thousands of employees, and close to half of solar energy staff workers positions are at risk.

The fall in demand for solar power is not an exceptional occurrence but is still a devastating blow to the industry. Renewable energy sector employment policies and strategies occur in the nexus sector. However, clean energy remains as one of the development sectors that are transparent and expected to rise 

Sunrun Senior Strategy Strategist Anne Hoskins previously addressed the effect of COVID on the solar energy market in the suburban district. She even shared her thoughts on a wide range of regulatory options that will help the sector recover.

Tax credit creation and net metering on the acquisition were the main factors driving residential solar development. With the current epidemic, the ITC is presently on a progressional route to losing investors, with the reward interest dropping at the beginning of this decade from 30% of new program costs to 26%. Through 2021 the ITC might plunge to below 22% until it finally ends in 2022. Such a scenario will force corporations to look for recourse to the 10% split in perpetuity.

However, the collateral is a successful way of restoration. Perhaps even more analysts expect that the sector with steady resources would return to life instead of a fast V-shaped turnaround.