"After staring into the abyss during the coronavirus lockdowns earlier this year, the solar industry is a bit startled to find itself thriving again.
Many rooftop installers have hired back most of the people they furloughed. Stock prices are through the roof. The phones are ringing again with customers who want solar, this time with a side of batteries.
There's still plenty to worry about, with a recession and pandemic raging, and there's a very real threat that customers and investors could flee at any time. The industry has advocates still asking Congress to give it some breaks.
But many are seeing the outlines of a healthy, but altered, normal."