It took four decades for America to install a million solar systems. And it took just three years to install the second million.

From here on out, the U.S. market will likely see a million systems every couple of years, according to the latest data from Wood Mackenzie.

To mark this new era of scale, we’re going to look back at the most important trends that got us to the first couple of million systems — and the most important trends that will keep many more millions coming.

Then, Tesla has a new way to package and sell solar online. Will it work?

Finally, what’s the best way to frame climate change and the clean energy transition? Presidential candidates are talking about the issues, and press outlets are trying to reframe coverage. What's working and what needs to change?

Recommended reading:

  • GTM: US Surpasses 2 Million Solar Installations as Industry Looks to ‘Dominate’ the 2020s
  • GTM: Tesla Embraces New Solar Strategy But Analysts Remain Skeptical
  • New York Times: These Days, It’s Not About the Polar Bears
  • Columbia Journalism Review: The Climate Crisis Is a Story for Every Beat

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