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January is Residential Solar Design Month

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

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

GAF Energy debuts virtual solar sales, design program for roofers

June 1, 2020 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

GAF Energy launched a robust program to help roofers virtually design and sell its roof-integrated solar solutions in North America. The new virtual services will allow roofers to maintain sales and essential services while observing expert health guidelines for social distancing during the COVID 19 crisis. It is available forRead More

Most residential solar installers expect pre-COVID sales to return by August

Most residential solar installers expect pre-COVID sales to return by August

June 1, 2020 at 11:21 am 0 comments

SolarWakeup has circulated and compiled a survey of how companies in the residential solar industry are being impacted by the COVID-19 crisis each week, and how they’re responding. The most recent results indicate sales levels are improving compared to an average week in February (pre-COVID). Fifty-eight percent of responses areRead More

Sense explains how COVID has changed home energy usage

Sense explains how COVID has changed home energy usage

June 1, 2020 at 10:05 am 0 comments

Based on an analysis of changes in home energy trends across the country since COVID-19, Sense found that the average home electrical usage increased 22 percent compared to 2019, a reflection of people using more electricity while they stayed home. With this increase, most consumers will pay 22% more onRead More

Residential Mounting and Racking Buyer’s Guide 2020: The How-To Edition

Residential Mounting and Racking Buyer’s Guide 2020: The How-To Edition

June 1, 2020 at 9:31 am 0 comments

For this year’s Residential Mounting and Racking Buyer’s Guide, we asked residential rooftop mounting and rail system providers to tell us exactly how one of their systems installs and what the advantages might be for certain roofs and solar installation companies. Here is what they had to say. SunModo’s NanoMountRead More

How COVID-19 is impacting New York’s ambitious distributed solar goals

How COVID-19 is impacting New York’s ambitious distributed solar goals

May 27, 2020 at 4:37 pm 0 comments

Under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) passed in 2019, New York State set an ambitious goal to deploy 6 gigawatts of distributed solar power by 2025. Going into 2020, the State had roughly 2 GW of distributed solar installed and a workforce nearly 11,000 strong, with growthRead More

How North Carolina’s solar industry has weathered the pandemic better than other states (for now)

How North Carolina’s solar industry has weathered the pandemic better than other states (for now)

May 18, 2020 at 10:52 am 0 comments

From Energy News Network: The solar industry is weathering the pandemic better in North Carolina than in most states, data released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association show. The Tar Heel State will see 19% fewer solar workers than expected in June, according to the nonprofit trade group —Read More

Spruce Finance is growing fast, gobbles up Clearway Energy’s entire residential solar portfolio

Spruce Finance is growing fast, gobbles up Clearway Energy’s entire residential solar portfolio

May 15, 2020 at 9:52 am 0 comments

Spruce Finance, the largest private owner and operator of distributed generation solar residential assets in the U.S., has bought Clearway Energy’s entire portfolio of residential solar assets. The deal is Spruce’s largest to date and the latest example of the company’s residential solar asset “growth by acquisition” strategy in theRead More

EnerBank USA streamlines its home improvement financing via Leap partnership

EnerBank USA streamlines its home improvement financing via Leap partnership

May 14, 2020 at 11:27 am 0 comments

EnerBank USA announced strategic partnership this week with point-of-sale application Leap. Solar and home improvement contractors using Leap can now use a single tool to build estimates, proposals and contracts; and securely apply for financing and receive an immediate credit decision through the EnerBank integrated portal. “The Leap/EnerBank partnership willRead More

Rejoice for choice: 12 companies now in the SunSpec Rapid Shutdown ecosystem

Rejoice for choice: 12 companies now in the SunSpec Rapid Shutdown ecosystem

May 13, 2020 at 11:05 am 0 comments

Product choice has been an issue with rapid shutdown requirements since the NEC 2017 update, but that tide is starting to turn. Six additional members within the SunSpec Alliance ranks have announced products and services supporting the SunSpec Communication Signal for Rapid Shutdown standard, bringing the size of the SunSpecRead More

GAF Energy adds Flex option to give roofers more solar design flexibility

GAF Energy adds Flex option to give roofers more solar design flexibility

May 12, 2020 at 11:25 am 0 comments

GAF Energy wants to own the roof-integrated solar product category in North America (solar systems installed by roofing contractors), and this new “Flex” option for its redesigned Decotech 2.0 system is another step toward that goal. Flex maintains the efficiency of standard system sizing, while also introducing new configuration choices forRead More