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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 0 comments

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