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VIE Arrangements - Carrying Amounts and Classification of the VIEs' Assets and Liabilities Included in the Consolidated Balance Sheets (Details)

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VIE Arrangements - Carrying Amounts and Classification of the VIEs' Assets and Liabilities Included in the Consolidated Balance Sheets (Details)
$ in Thousands
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
USD ($)
fund
investment_fund
Dec. 31, 2021
USD ($)
Mar. 31, 2021
USD ($)
Dec. 31, 2020
USD ($)
Current assets:        
Cash $ 629,161 $ 617,634 $ 649,493 $ 519,965
Restricted cash 233,306 232,649    
Accounts receivable, net 200,549 146,037    
Inventories 555,946 506,819    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 90,388 44,580    
Total current assets 1,709,350 1,547,719    
Solar energy systems, net 9,772,062 9,459,696    
Other assets 1,421,880 1,125,743    
Total assets [1] 17,255,122 16,483,252    
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable 385,265 288,108    
Distributions payable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests 30,661 31,582    
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 320,318 364,136    
Deferred revenue, current portion 113,653 111,739    
Deferred grants, current portion 8,294 8,302    
Non-recourse debt, current portion 193,131 190,186    
Total current liabilities 1,069,911 1,012,120    
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 780,305 761,872    
Deferred grants, net of current portion 204,299 206,615    
Non-recourse debt, net of current portion 6,084,854 5,711,020    
Other liabilities 150,806 190,056    
Total liabilities [1] $ 9,573,860 8,910,665    
Number of types of investment funds used by the company | investment_fund 3      
Variable Interest Entities        
Current assets:        
Cash $ 306,124 377,044    
Restricted cash 66,918 70,346    
Accounts receivable, net 72,691 55,714    
Inventories 98,023 93,604    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,585 1,519    
Total current assets 545,341 598,227    
Solar energy systems, net 7,888,322 7,605,769    
Other assets 206,311 177,224    
Total assets 8,639,974 8,381,220    
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable 27,488 26,042    
Distributions payable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests 30,661 31,582    
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 25,302 31,036    
Deferred revenue, current portion 42,776 45,956    
Deferred grants, current portion 0 997    
Non-recourse debt, current portion 34,558 41,284    
Total current liabilities 160,785 176,897    
Deferred revenue, net of current portion 490,856 484,429    
Deferred grants, net of current portion 0 24,637    
Non-recourse debt, net of current portion 1,419,336 1,441,324    
Other liabilities 16,197 25,205    
Total liabilities $ 2,087,174 $ 2,152,492    
Number of types of investment funds used by the company | fund 6      
[1] The Company’s consolidated assets as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 include $8,639,974 and $8,381,220, respectively, in assets of variable interest entities (“VIEs”) that can only be used to settle obligations of the VIEs. These assets include solar energy systems, net, as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $7,888,322 and $7,605,769, respectively; cash as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $306,124 and $377,044, respectively; restricted cash as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $66,918 and $70,346, respectively; accounts receivable, net as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $72,691 and $55,714, respectively; inventories as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $98,023 and 93,604, respectively; prepaid expenses and other current assets as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $1,585 and $1,519, respectively; and other assets as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $206,311 and $177,224, respectively. The Company’s consolidated liabilities as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 include $2,087,174 and $2,152,492, respectively, in liabilities of VIEs whose creditors have no recourse to the Company. These liabilities include accounts payable as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $27,488 and $26,042, respectively; distributions payable to noncontrolling interests and redeemable noncontrolling interests as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $30,661 and $31,582, respectively; accrued expenses and other current liabilities as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $25,302 and $31,036, respectively; deferred revenue as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $533,632 and $530,385, respectively; deferred grants as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $0 and $25,634, respectively; non-recourse debt as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $1,453,894 and $1,482,608, respectively; and other liabilities as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 of $16,197 and $25,205, respectively.