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Railless solar mounting and racking systems rely on a direct interface between the module and roof attachment. This low-profile design can improve aesthetics while reducing part counts and installation time.

Railless to Waterproofing

April 29, 2015 at 10:23 am 1 comment

The Evolving Roof Mounting Market with Quick Mount PV The roof-mounted solar project has plenty of parameters. A successful installation starts with proper panel location and correct angle to the sun, but that install list will be both long and with limitations. As long as the roof is free ofRead More

Building a Career in Renewable Energy: The OneEnergy Scholars Program

Building a Career in Renewable Energy: The OneEnergy Scholars Program

April 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm 2 comments

Spurred by both a boom in market demand and increased public interest in renewable energy, solar energy jobs have skyrocketed in recent years. According to the Solar Foundation’s 2014 National Solar Jobs Census, in November there were 173,807 solar jobs in the country. Employment in the solar industry has risenRead More

Discussing Yieldcos: A Popular New Model for the Selling and Buying of Solar Assets

Discussing Yieldcos: A Popular New Model for the Selling and Buying of Solar Assets

April 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

There has been an increase in the sale of large solar projects that are in development or have already been built. While developers have a variety of funding options, yieldcos are gaining momentum in the solar energy sector as a new financing model. A yieldco is a corporate subsidiary createdRead More

Sonoma County Is Building the Largest Floating Solar Project  in the United States

Sonoma County Is Building the Largest Floating Solar Project in the United States

April 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm 2 comments

Creativity is playing an increasingly important role in how we harvest energy from the sun. It’s not just a matter of choosing rooftops or ground-mount panels anymore. Check out the Dutch bike path called SolaRoad (solaroad.nl/en), which acts like one large solar panel, or Bigbelly Solar Inc. of Newton, Mass.Read More

Findings from the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review

Findings from the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review

April 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

The most recent edition of the U.S. Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows that in 2014, the solar power industry was responsible for 32 percent of new electric generating capacity in the United States. Also, the solar power industry has provenRead More