Truist Securities analyst, Jordan Levy, recently downgraded shares of Enphase Energy (ENPH) and expressed skepticism regarding the potential for a quick recovery in the residential solar market. In a research note, Levy highlighted the possibility of a more prolonged recovery period compared to what is currently priced into the stock. As a result, Enphase Energy’s stock has experienced a significant decline this year, with a 54% decrease in value as of 2023.
One of the primary challenges faced by Enphase Energy is the rising interest rates, which have driven up the cost of financing large-scale home projects such as solar panel installations. Moreover, regulatory changes in California have further impacted the profitability of solar users by reducing the financial benefits they receive from supplying surplus energy back into the grid.
Despite these obstacles, there are still some positive signs on the horizon for Enphase Energy. The company expects the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to drive increased demand for solar power and boost domestic production. The IRA, enacted in 2022, provides tax incentives for homeowners who invest in solar panel installations.
As of Tuesday, Enphase Energy’s stock saw a minor increase of 1.4% and is currently valued at $123.84.