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Countdown to 2020, part VI: Time’s Up, California

Countdown to 2020, part VI: Time’s Up, California

November 21, 2019 at 9:21 am 1 comment

  This final article in our Countdown to 2020 series originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Solar Builder. Subscribe here for free if you haven’t already.  The launch of California’s Title 24 new build solar mandate is less than two months away, and it’s nowhere near the topRead More

Post-California solar mandate: Two blind spots contractors need to avoid

Post-California solar mandate: Two blind spots contractors need to avoid

October 24, 2019 at 9:00 am 1 comment

Effective January 2020 the state of California has mandated that all new residential construction (both single-family and multifamily, three stories or less) will require some level of photovoltaic (PV) installation, providing boundless opportunities for contractors and builders to take on new business. Now, with only a few short months remainingRead More

Sunrun partners with Citadel Roofing to serve California’s new-build home solar market

Sunrun partners with Citadel Roofing to serve California’s new-build home solar market

October 7, 2019 at 1:26 pm 2 comments

Citadel Roofing & Solar, one of California’s largest and most experienced roofing and solar installers, announced its official partnership with Sunrun to offer solar-as-a-service and solar purchase products to California homebuilders and their homebuyers for as little as zero upfront cost. With this agreement, Citadel will be able to offerRead More

Countdown to California 2020, Part V: Can the solar sector and grid planners meet in the middle?

Countdown to California 2020, Part V: Can the solar sector and grid planners meet in the middle?

September 26, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

With solar power coming to every new home, the solar sector and grid planners in California try to meet in the middle When it comes to driving solar capacity, California is basically the overachieving kid in class who does all of the work and lets other slacker states glance atRead More

Countdown to 2020, part IV: How California is both boosting and undermining its solar + storage future

Countdown to 2020, part IV: How California is both boosting and undermining its solar + storage future

July 25, 2019 at 8:52 am Comments are Disabled

California has a vision for a widespread residential solar + storage market that would ultimately supplant PV-only systems in both effectiveness and return on investment and is currently assembling all of the pieces to bring it to life. Those pieces include: Revisions to Title 24 of the California Code ofRead More

Citadel Roofing & Solar partners with Solar Roof Dynamics to prep for California’s new build solar market

Citadel Roofing & Solar partners with Solar Roof Dynamics to prep for California’s new build solar market

July 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Citadel Roofing & Solar, one of California’s largest and most experienced roofing and solar installers, announced a strategic partnership with Solar Roof Dynamics (SRD), a national solar equipment and services provider based in Davis, Calif. Through this alliance, Citadel will tap SRD’s resources, including back office services and supplier relationships,Read More

Example of 10-kW rooftop of Sun2 Sunflare panels that are simply stuck to the roof using industrial strength sticky-back tape. Total cost including standing seam metal roof was approximately $28,000.

You down with BIPV? Here’s a rundown of today’s solar shingle contenders

June 27, 2019 at 8:00 am 2 comments

This is a continuation of installment III in our Countdown to 2020 series, “Would you like solar with that?”. Will more solar being installed during new construction or roof replacement hasten the shift to solar shingles or other building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) innovations? Tesla’s solar shingles are still mostly a myth,Read More

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 Comments are Disabled

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