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Countdown to California 2020, part III: Would you like solar with that?

Countdown to California 2020, part III: Would you like solar with that?

May 23, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

As we hit the halfway point in our Countdown to 2020, the residential solar market in the here and now is showing signs of stability. The residential solar market grew 7 percent in 2018 following a 15 percent market contraction in 2017, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2018Read More

Countdown to California 2020 part II: Constructing a new solar pathway

Countdown to California 2020 part II: Constructing a new solar pathway

March 27, 2019 at 7:51 am Comments are Disabled

We wrapped our arms around California’s new Building Energy Efficiency standards in Installment I of the Countdown to 2020. In this installment, we take a closer look at how these 80,000 annual additions to the solar pipeline (based on historical averages) will more broadly impact the California solar market. RegulationsRead More

Reasonable and revolutionary: We look at the Solar Bill of Rights proposed in California

Reasonable and revolutionary: We look at the Solar Bill of Rights proposed in California

February 28, 2019 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

“Collaborate with the Independent System Operator” is a great phrase, one that should be heard more often in regards to a utility’s interaction with customers generating and/or storing their own renewable energy. It is a phrase you can find expertly woven into the Solar Bill of Rights, a bipartisan proposalRead More

CALSSA: These five barriers keep solar + storage from max potential as a grid resource

CALSSA: These five barriers keep solar + storage from max potential as a grid resource

January 30, 2019 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

The California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA) released a white paper detailing barriers that prevent customer-sited solar and storage from maximizing its potential as a grid resource. The white paper describes opportunities for distributed resources to provide value to the electric grid and the environment, along with program improvements thatRead More

Countdown to 2020, part 1: The role solar plays in California’s new building efficiency standards

Countdown to 2020, part 1: The role solar plays in California’s new building efficiency standards

January 24, 2019 at 8:00 am 1 comment

Installment 1: New Builds, New You Enter the Twilight Zone with me. Tomorrow, we wake up in a reality where solar energy is a standard component of all new homes built across the United States. Between that day and 2026, more solar energy capacity would be installed on just newRead More

Solar carports in Southern California for Baja Carports.

How SDC Energy is getting apartment owners to profit from the California Solar Mandate

December 14, 2018 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

SDC Energy, a leading provider of commercial solar financing, launched its Powering Title 24 Program with partners Baja Construction and Grid Technologies to specifically empower apartment builders and owners under California’s New Build mandate. California is the first state in the country to require solar energy on all new residentialRead More

Professor Shanhui Fan and postdoctoral scholar Wei Li atop the Packard Electrical Engineering building with the apparatus that is proving the efficacy of a double-layered solar panel. The top layer uses the standard semiconductor materials that go into energy-harvesting solar cells; the novel materials on the bottom layer perform the cooling task. (Image credit: L.A. Cicero)

Stanford researchers working on rooftop PV array that also cools buildings efficiently

November 13, 2018 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Stanford electrical engineer Shanhui Fan wants to revolutionize energy-producing rooftop arrays. “We’ve built the first device that one day could make energy and save energy, in the same place and at the same time, by controlling two very different properties of light,” said Fan, senior author of an article appearingRead More

Vivint Solar offers new fixed rate solar lease in California to prep for 2020 mandate

Vivint Solar offers new fixed rate solar lease in California to prep for 2020 mandate

November 5, 2018 at 5:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Vivint Solar, a full-service residential solar provider, launched a new fixed rate solar lease plan to expand its options for homeebuyers and builders ahead of California’s 2020 solar mandate. Initially available in select markets in California, the new solar plan allows new customers to install solar panels for no moneyRead More