Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) have been key drivers of utility-scale solar across the United States. However, utilities have cut back on projects after reaching RPS thresholds — in many cases years before projected. While such standards are shining examples of state-level efforts to stimulate solar, they are hardly the only mechanism: Undiscovered solutions and realized innovations encourage solar progress.
Utility solar companies, especially these top 25 utility solar contractors from the Solar Power World Top 250 Contractors list, serve as industry leaders to promote investment into research and the continued development of innovative solutions to help utility solar become a mature, self-functioning industry.
Read more about why utility-scale solar will survive in the United States in this editorial from Hanwha Q Cells: Utility-Scale Solar Will Survive Cuts.