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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.

Meet Energy Hub, SolarEdge’s new approach to home energy backup

Meet Energy Hub, SolarEdge’s new approach to home energy backup

June 23, 2020 at 11:03 am 1 comment

SolarEdge Technologies launched its new Energy Hub Inverter with Prism Technology this week, which combines its HD-Wave technology with the functionality of StorEdge in order to create a more flexible, simple-to-install home backup system. This builds on the company’s vision for a fully optimized smart home future as the EnergyRead More

How radiant heat increases injury, illness risk for rooftop solar workers (and four prevention tips)

How radiant heat increases injury, illness risk for rooftop solar workers (and four prevention tips)

June 23, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Working on a rooftop, closer to the sun and out of the shade, puts workers at increased risk for heat injuries and illnesses. The good news is that heat illnesses are 100 percent preventable if you understand what happens to the body while it’s working on that hot rooftop. The scienceRead More

Big deal: Sunrun and SCE team up on virtual power plant program

Big deal: Sunrun and SCE team up on virtual power plant program

June 22, 2020 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Sunrun and Southern California Edison (SCE), the largest utility in Southern California and the country as a whole, are teaming up to launch a virtual power plant. The partnership between Sunrun and SCE will demonstrate how residential rooftop solar and batteries support California’s ongoing transition to clean, reliable, locally-generated electricity.Read More

SunPower, KB Home debut OneRoof — a solar PV system designed for new homes

SunPower, KB Home debut OneRoof — a solar PV system designed for new homes

June 22, 2020 at 10:30 am 0 comments

KB Home will be the first homebuilder to offer SunPower’s new OneRoof product at its Ashbury new-home community in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first-of-its-kind SunPower OneRoof system is being pitched as a durable, attractive and cost-effective solar roofing product for the new-home market. KB Home has been intoRead More

Vivint Solar customers can now be a utility resource via EnergyHub partnership

Vivint Solar customers can now be a utility resource via EnergyHub partnership

June 22, 2020 at 10:15 am 0 comments

EnergyHub has partnered with Vivint Solar to make their residential storage systems available as cost-effective grid-edge resources for utilities. Utilities can now use EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS platform to manage behind-the-meter batteries from Vivint Solar customers for grid services, expanding efforts to improve grid health and incentivize the adoption of residential storage.Read More

Pure Safety Group debuts new fall protection system — Guardian Retractable HLL

Pure Safety Group debuts new fall protection system — Guardian Retractable HLL

June 22, 2020 at 9:59 am 0 comments

Pure Safety Group, a company dedicated exclusively to fall protection for workers at height, introduces the Guardian Retractable HLL (horizontal lifeline). Available July 8 in North America, the HLL is for use in either fall arrest or fall restraint applications. During a fall, the Retractable HLL will deploy an extendingRead More

Wildfire response: Citadel Roofing and Solar opens new office in Santa Rosa, California

Wildfire response: Citadel Roofing and Solar opens new office in Santa Rosa, California

June 19, 2020 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

Citadel Roofing & Solar has opened an office in Santa Rosa, Calif., in response to growing demand for its products from area homeowners and homebuilders, Executive Vice President Aaron Nitzkin announced this week. “Wildfires have sent interest in solar energy systems and energy storage systems skyrocketing in the Santa RosaRead More

Sonnen debuts ecoLinx 30 — a bigger, badder home energy storage system

Sonnen debuts ecoLinx 30 — a bigger, badder home energy storage system

June 19, 2020 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Sonnen announced the launch of the ecoLinx 30 intelligent energy storage system, which will integrate sonnen’s battery chemistry with solar, automation platforms and controllable breakers to provide an impressive, comprehensive clean energy solution for smart homes. The increased capacity of the sonnen ecoLinx 30 can power homes for longer periodsRead More

Roof assessment checklist for rack-mounted solar installs

Roof assessment checklist for rack-mounted solar installs

June 17, 2020 at 8:00 am 2 comments

The technology and techniques for mounting solar panels on roofs has been around for a surprisingly long time (as early as 1884). Thanks to that history and the improvement of techniques over time, rack-mounted solar panels present the lowest financial barrier to homeowners considering solar. There are, however, many thingsRead More

Panasonic’s solar panel warranty now covers labor on entire PV system

Panasonic’s solar panel warranty now covers labor on entire PV system

June 16, 2020 at 11:51 am 0 comments

Just as we posted our interview with Panasonic installers on the benefits of aligning with the powerful brand, Panasonic announced the expansion of its 25-year warranty on solar panels to include labor on all components of the residential solar system, including the monitoring and interconnection hardware and racking system. ThisRead More