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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.

Sungevity expands online solar platform into Rhode Island

Sungevity expands online solar platform into Rhode Island

December 8, 2015 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Sungevity is a technology-driven solar energy company focused on making it easy and affordable for homeowners and business owners to benefit from solar power. They do this by leveraging proprietary remote solar design technology to deliver a quote without a site visit and provide prospective customers with visibility to potential savings onRead More

Power optimizers v. microinverters: What’s different about these approaches to PV architecture?

Power optimizers v. microinverters: What’s different about these approaches to PV architecture?

December 7, 2015 at 9:24 am 1 comment

There are three main types of inverter topologies currently used in PV systems: traditional string inverters, microinverters and power optimizers. Since the traditional string inverter topology has a number of significant drawbacks, the industry is moving forward to distributed PV system architecture. The two leading technologies for distributed PV systemRead More

How energy storage helps solar’s long-term value problem

How energy storage helps solar’s long-term value problem

December 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm 6 comments

There has been noise recently about the future economic viability of solar energy generation. The thinking is basic supply-and-demand: Solar hits peak generation during the day, when there is limited demand. So, the more solar that gets installed, the more it will compete with itself and drive down the pricesRead More

One Canadian province announces ambitious renewable goals

One Canadian province announces ambitious renewable goals

November 30, 2015 at 4:31 pm 3 comments

Alberta, Canada, has a plan to tackle climate change. Premier Rachel Notley’s plan includes an accelerated phase-out of coal and an emphasis on tripling the share of renewable energies such as solar and wind in the province’s electricity mix to 30 percent. Obviously this move makes sense for most placesRead More

Airbnb wants to incentivize its community to install residential solar

Airbnb wants to incentivize its community to install residential solar

November 30, 2015 at 1:29 pm 4 comments

As world leaders prepare to gather in Paris to discuss global sustainability goals, NRG Home Solar, one of the country’s leading residential solar companies, and Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced a new partnership to increase the adoption of rooftop solar. Through the collaboration, the companies will provideRead More

OneRoof Energy Inc. secures $2 million in financing

OneRoof Energy Inc. secures $2 million in financing

November 24, 2015 at 4:56 pm 1 comment

OneRoof Energy Inc., a residential solar services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. announced that the company and OneRoof Energy have agreed to a financing in the total principal amount of $2 million. The $2 million consists of a secured non-convertible note issued to Black Coral Capital LLCRead More

Utility leads the way by installing solar+storage system for residential customers

Utility leads the way by installing solar+storage system for residential customers

November 20, 2015 at 9:11 am 1 comment

Solar+storage is still on the fringes of the market and looking for a champion. Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation in Ontario, Canada, is now one of these champions. The utility is one of the first in North America to lead the installation of grid-friendly residential solar-plus-storage systems, and will beRead More

The first turn-key home solar energy solution? SunPower explains

The first turn-key home solar energy solution? SunPower explains

November 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm 4 comments

Energy-efficient homes of the future have arrived and are growing in popularity. According to a report by McGraw Hill Construction, nearly one-third of new single-family homes in the U.S. will be green by 2016. They are energy and natural resource efficient, designed to reduce overall impact on human health andRead More

Sonnenbatterie energy storage system now an approved product for HERO financing

Sonnenbatterie energy storage system now an approved product for HERO financing

November 16, 2015 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

The Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) financing program has just named Sonnenbatterie’s residential and commercial intuitive energy storage management solutions as approved products. Sonnenbatterie manufactures lithium-ion energy storage systems for residential customers wanting a reliable system for self-consumption. Sonnenbatterie also offers applications for backup power, enabling energy independence with alternative energy sourcesRead More

What is your wild prediction for the solar industry in 2016?

What is your wild prediction for the solar industry in 2016?

November 9, 2015 at 10:30 am 2 comments

It is no secret that 2016 is going to be one busy, wild and possibly uncertain time for the solar industry as the expiration of the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit (ITC) at year’s end will lead to a ton of large projects and then, potentially, a severe drop off.Read More