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June is Residential Solar Month

Here, residential solar installers will gain insight into the sales, design, installation and ongoing maintenance of residential solar projects, sponsored by Roof Tech.

Don’t miss the 2021 Solar Rooftop Mounting Buyer’s Guide.


 

How Ipsun Solar improved its margins via payment processing

How Ipsun Solar improved its margins via payment processing

June 15, 2021 at 10:00 am 0 comments

One key effect we’ve seen from the pandemic is a widespread “pause” across industries ranging from restaurants to brick-and-mortar retail. While consumers were forced to reprioritize just about every aspect of their day-to-day lives, renewable energy and the fight against climate change remained top of mind for many. We sawRead More

How (and why) to pitch service packages in off-grid solar projects

How (and why) to pitch service packages in off-grid solar projects

June 14, 2021 at 8:00 am 0 comments

In off-grid battery-based systems, the maintenance involved with traditional flooded lead-acid batteries can give installers issues. Customers might not want to do it, or (maybe worse) they agree to do it but mismanage it in some way, compromising the health of the batteries. On this episode of The Pitch —Read More

Homebuying headache? New York solar O&M company finds issues 55 percent of the time

Homebuying headache? New York solar O&M company finds issues 55 percent of the time

June 11, 2021 at 7:55 am 0 comments

The housing market is booming right now, and New York Solar Maintenance (NYSM) owner Matthew Messer says that homeowners are calling by the dozen to book a last-minute inspection before purchasing the home or after buying one. Surging local demand has led to a 200% growth in each of theRead More

BayWa partners with GoodLeap on Split Pay financing for solar contractors

BayWa partners with GoodLeap on Split Pay financing for solar contractors

June 9, 2021 at 8:41 am 0 comments

BayWa r.e., a U.S. distributor of top-tier solar and energy storage components and systems, announced a partnership with GoodLeap (formerly known as Loanpal). GoodLeap is the nation’s leading point-of-sale technology platform for sustainable home solutions. This partnership adds GoodLeap into BayWa r.e.’s Split Pay financing program, which is available toRead More

Details on the new Span Panel – now smaller, cheaper and more powerful

Details on the new Span Panel – now smaller, cheaper and more powerful

June 9, 2021 at 8:29 am 0 comments

Span, as you may know, wants to disrupt the electric panel and become the true hub of the modern, solar + storage-focused, all-electric smart home. It is much more than an electrical distribution box, as we’ve covered several times. It makes the installation of any solar and/or energy storage systemRead More

How extreme weather is changing homeowner views on climate change (and what they are doing about it)

How extreme weather is changing homeowner views on climate change (and what they are doing about it)

June 8, 2021 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

Extreme weather has prompted most Americans (54%) to worry more about climate change. Over the past 12 months, extreme weather––ranging from heat waves to forest fires to unexpected frigid temperatures––caused home damage or higher electricity bills for nearly half (41%) of homeowners. A new survey of more than 1,100 homeowners conducted by SenseRead More

Enphase adds Load Control to homeowner app

Enphase adds Load Control to homeowner app

June 7, 2021 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

Enphase is rolling out a new Load Control function that homeowners can manage via the Enphase app. Here, homeowners can decide what gets powered in the case of a grid outage. For installers, this removes the need for the dreaded critical loads panel during a home solar + storage installationRead More

Solar point of sale platform Loanpal rebrands as GoodLeap

Solar point of sale platform Loanpal rebrands as GoodLeap

June 7, 2021 at 12:13 pm 0 comments

Loanpal, a point-of-sale platform for sustainable home solutions, announced that the company has rebranded to GoodLeap. The shift to GoodLeap demonstrates the company’s growth into a broader sustainable solutions marketplace that unites business partners, consumers and financial institutions. This evolution comes as GoodLeap expands its product offerings in home improvement. SustainableRead More

Hoymiles showcases high-power microinverters at SNEC 2021

Hoymiles showcases high-power microinverters at SNEC 2021

June 7, 2021 at 11:36 am 0 comments

Microinverter manufacturer Hoymiles Power Electrics Inc. revealed its full line-up of microinverters designed for high-power solar panels, as well as Hoymiles Gateway DTU-Pro-S, a data transfer unit featuring Sub-1Ghz wireless connectivity for greater reliability, at SNEC PV Power Expo 2021 in Shanghai, China. “Our technological breakthroughs allow us to boost theRead More

VPP marketplace Leap expands role of DER to support California’s grid

VPP marketplace Leap expands role of DER to support California’s grid

June 3, 2021 at 11:34 am 0 comments

With extreme heat forecast to put strain on California’s electric grid again this summer, state power providers are turning to DERs to play a major role in providing resiliency. Leap, an energy marketplace that enables virtual power plants (VPPs), announced an expansion of its role in the state this week to provide flexibleRead More