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DaveSmith1982 writes: This week GTM Research delivered the Q2 Market Briefing to solar subscribers. In it, Cory Honeyman, U.S. Solar analyst at GTM Research, identified four trends to watch in the residential solar market in the second half of this year.
DaveSmith1982 writes: A property tax exemption for solar power systems in California has been extended to 2025, following the passing of a bill as part of the annual state budget. Senate Bill 871 (SB871) was approved during the signing of the budget by governor Jerry Brown, which took place last week. The wording of SB871 extends the period during which property taxes will not be applied to "active solar energy systems", which includes PV and solar water heaters.