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Countdown to 2020, part VI: Time’s Up, California

Countdown to 2020, part VI: Time’s Up, California

November 21, 2019 at 9:21 am 1 comment

  This final article in our Countdown to 2020 series originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Solar Builder. Subscribe here for free if you haven’t already.  The launch of California’s Title 24 new build solar mandate is less than two months away, and it’s nowhere near the topRead More

Countdown to California 2020, Part V: Can the solar sector and grid planners meet in the middle?

Countdown to California 2020, Part V: Can the solar sector and grid planners meet in the middle?

September 26, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

With solar power coming to every new home, the solar sector and grid planners in California try to meet in the middle When it comes to driving solar capacity, California is basically the overachieving kid in class who does all of the work and lets other slacker states glance atRead More

Countdown to 2020, part IV: How California is both boosting and undermining its solar + storage future

Countdown to 2020, part IV: How California is both boosting and undermining its solar + storage future

July 25, 2019 at 8:52 am Comments are Disabled

California has a vision for a widespread residential solar + storage market that would ultimately supplant PV-only systems in both effectiveness and return on investment and is currently assembling all of the pieces to bring it to life. Those pieces include: Revisions to Title 24 of the California Code ofRead More

Countdown to California 2020, part III: Would you like solar with that?

Countdown to California 2020, part III: Would you like solar with that?

May 23, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

As we hit the halfway point in our Countdown to 2020, the residential solar market in the here and now is showing signs of stability. The residential solar market grew 7 percent in 2018 following a 15 percent market contraction in 2017, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2018Read More

Countdown to California 2020 part II: Constructing a new solar pathway

Countdown to California 2020 part II: Constructing a new solar pathway

March 27, 2019 at 7:51 am Comments are Disabled

We wrapped our arms around California’s new Building Energy Efficiency standards in Installment I of the Countdown to 2020. In this installment, we take a closer look at how these 80,000 annual additions to the solar pipeline (based on historical averages) will more broadly impact the California solar market. RegulationsRead More

Countdown to 2020, part 1: The role solar plays in California’s new building efficiency standards

Countdown to 2020, part 1: The role solar plays in California’s new building efficiency standards

January 24, 2019 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Installment 1: New Builds, New You Enter the Twilight Zone with me. Tomorrow, we wake up in a reality where solar energy is a standard component of all new homes built across the United States. Between that day and 2026, more solar energy capacity would be installed on just newRead More

Energy Toolbase adds residential solar + storage modeling with SolarEdge StorEdge implementation

Energy Toolbase adds residential solar + storage modeling with SolarEdge StorEdge implementation

December 3, 2019 at 12:55 pm 0 comments

SolarEdge’s StorEdge inverter is now incorporated into the Energy Toolbase platform. This means Toolbase users can run residential storage dispatch simulations and savings analysis that are representative of how StorEdge, coupled with an LG RESU10H battery, would operate in the field. “StorEdge is the first publicly available, residential storage integration toRead More

Vivint Solar promotes new PPA rate for residential solar + storage in California

Vivint Solar promotes new PPA rate for residential solar + storage in California

December 3, 2019 at 9:13 am 0 comments

Full-service residential solar provider Vivint Solar has a new power purchase agreement (PPA) option that includes one simple rate for both solar and battery storage in California. Vivint Solar’s new solar + storage PPA option comes on the heels of recent wildfires and power blackouts throughout California. PPAs are contracts inRead More

Bullet dodged or delayed? California’s new home solar mandate still on track after CEC passes on SMUD proposal

Bullet dodged or delayed? California’s new home solar mandate still on track after CEC passes on SMUD proposal

November 18, 2019 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Not sure if you noticed, but California’s new home solar mandate is almost here (we’ve only written like 20,000 words on it so far, with more coming this week), but some homebuilders and utilities are still not that thrilled about it. Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) being the most notable afterRead More

The allure of energy storage in today’s wildfire-ravaged climate

The allure of energy storage in today’s wildfire-ravaged climate

November 13, 2019 at 11:01 am 0 comments

Part IV of Solar Builder’s excellent Countdown to 2020 series about California’s new home solar mandate included this statement: “Speakers at the California Solar Power Expo… expect homebuilders to skip solar-only systems to comply with the Title 24 mandate and go straight to solar + storage systems.” Is that expectationRead More