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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

S2A Modular has an exclusive graphene solar PV technology to power its green homes

S2A Modular has an exclusive graphene solar PV technology to power its green homes

January 15, 2020 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

S2A Modular – creator of an electrically self-sustaining smart-connected luxury residence, the #GreenLuxHome (which we profiled in our Countdown to 2020 series)– is the only modular residential/commercial building entity with the right to feature patented PV Graf technology from FreeVolt, a disruptive European solar company that has developed the world’sRead More

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

The 19 best Solar Builder articles from 2019

December 31, 2019 at 8:06 am Comments are Disabled

Looking back at 2019, if I had to pick a pun moniker for the solar industry (and I do), it wasn’t so much a ‘solar-coaster’ as it was a ‘solar derby.’ Established companies, technologies and ideas were all bashing into each other, forming alliances and finding other competitive edges toRead More

California new-build solar mandate crash course

California new-build solar mandate crash course

December 30, 2019 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

2020 – the dawn of the Solar+ Decade – kicks off with the official launch of California’s much heralded (and controversial) Building Energy Efficiency Standards Title 24 mandate that all new residential construction include a solar energy component. If you spent most of 2019 waiting out the end times inRead 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 Comments are Disabled

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