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Three possible shifts in California’s solar market after historic rule

Three possible shifts in California’s solar market after historic rule

May 14, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

When the world’s fifth largest economy mandates the use of your product, as is case for solar in California starting in 2020, outlooks can shift dramatically. Shocking, I know. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the implications. 1. GTM boosts residential forecast by 14 percent Solar’s growth stall hasRead More

Install of new Quick Mount PV QRail rooftop racking system.

Strength in numbers: How solar installers can build business through third-party programs

March 26, 2018 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

As the story goes, solar system costs came down, which drove up demand. But this story is a bit too simplistic because the price drop and demand rise allowed the solar market to mature. In those years where module, mounting and inverter manufacturers drove down costs, quality increased, better salesRead More

The Ultimate SPI Showcase: Here’s what to see at Solar Power International 2017

The Ultimate SPI Showcase: Here’s what to see at Solar Power International 2017

September 1, 2017 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Big leap for microinverters APsystems will unveil the YC600, a dual-module, smart grid and Rule 21 compliant microinverter at SPI in Las Vegas. A groundbreaking design in microinverter technology, the YC600 will offer the highest peak output power, faster transmission speed and more modules allowed per string than comparable microinverters.Read More

Details on LA Solar’s new solar-ready roofing program

Details on LA Solar’s new solar-ready roofing program

February 14, 2017 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

As we enter the 2017 energy market, solar integrated roofing will become a very popular option toward virtually any roofing project, as we noted here. Builders are now including solar ready roofing to their construction projects to meet building measures required by the State of California. With trends in solarRead More

Are solar roofs the next big thing?

Are solar roofs the next big thing?

February 6, 2017 at 11:00 am 1 comment

Suffice it to say, 2016 was a roller coaster year for the solar roof market. Twelve months ago, there was little general interest in the solar shingle market. Roof-integrated solar was seen as a niche market appealing to the few willing to pay the markup for a more expensive andRead More

2016 Solar Mounting/Racking Guide: Product Showcase

2016 Solar Mounting/Racking Guide: Product Showcase

June 6, 2016 at 10:30 am 5 comments

Most of you may have learned that the earth is not flat. Which is too bad, really. If it was flat, we’d just place PV panels all over it and call it a day. Our Mounting Guide would certainly be a lot less interesting. But no, of course it isn’t flat.Read More

How new solar module technology lifts efficiency, limits price

How new solar module technology lifts efficiency, limits price

November 16, 2015 at 10:00 am 8 comments

A whirlwind of new technology improvements are appearing in solar modules made by the world’s leading manufacturers, with common goals of improving performance and efficiency, while holding costs down to the bare bone. Many of these advances were touted during the recent SPI show in Anaheim, where manufacturers vied forRead More

NRG Home Solar Launches Operations in North Carolina

NRG Home Solar Launches Operations in North Carolina

March 2, 2015 at 5:20 pm 5 comments

NRG Home Solar, one of the country’s leading residential solar companies, announced it has expanded its U.S. operations into North Carolina. The company is offering fully integrated solar solutions in the state, providing homeowners with the opportunity to install solar through financing options that require zero-money down. “North Carolina isRead More

Solar Power International 2014 Product Showcase

Solar Power International 2014 Product Showcase

September 4, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Solar Power International will be in Las Vegas, Oct. 20-23, 2014. Visit Solar Builder at Booth 1740!   Advanced Energy The AE 3TL Horizontal Mounting Kit provides a compact and cost-effective means to install AE 3TL string inverters in a horizontal orientation — an option essential for complying with NEC 2014Read More

Solar Power International Showcase

Solar Power International Showcase

September 16, 2013 at 8:44 am Comments are Disabled

The solar energy industry is in high gear and at Solar Power International 2013 (SPI), October 21-24 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, participants can plug into the technologies, personal connections and professional insights that give rise to new business and learning opportunities. Widely regarded as the can’t-miss industry eventRead More