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What’s in the latest issue?

n the Q1 2024 issue, Solar Builder highlights smart homes and tips for installers to be head of the class. Plus, bidirectional EV charging could provide power for multiple applications, but how soon? Meanwhile, portable batteries provide solutions for home energy storage. This issue also takes a close look at the U.S. solar supply chain, as well as sorting out domestic content tax incentives. Solar experts also break down the state of community solar, California’s solar crash, and the AD/CVD tariffs. The digital magazine also has an exclusive look at how Wattmonk’s solar engineering services save installers time and money.

Smart home installs for solar pros

By Chris Crowell

Interest in home electrification is growing. Same goes for the product ecosystems that — much like the rug in The Big Lebowski — tie the whole electric home together. Given the ebbs and flows of the solar market, solar installers might be wise to incorporate some of these ancillary “home electrification” services and “smart home” gizmos into their product offering. The Q1 2024 cover story explores the smart home / electric home services market for solar pros interested in diversifying their offering.

The Buzz

  • Strong, stymied or stopped?: Assessing the state of community solar in 2024. By Dej Knuckey
  • Agrivoltaics Summit: California and German resources team up. By Charles W. Thurston
  • Tracking the growth of domestic solar tracker manufacturing: U.S. solar tracker providers are expanding production and forming partnerships to enhance domestic content. By Bradley Kramer
  • Delivering on U.S. supply: Trina Solar explains path forward in U.S. solar market. By Chris Crowell


  • What myths needed busted in energy storage?
  • Grappling with California’s solar crash By Jessica Fishman
  • Flexible funding is here By Laura Klein
  • Questions left for domestic content tax rules for U.S. solar components By Yezin Taha
  • Avoiding solar modules with AD/CVD tariffs By Max Macpherson and Alex Barrows

Power Forward!