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Residential BIPV in 2020: Solar shingles yield to roof-integrated innovation

Residential BIPV in 2020: Solar shingles yield to roof-integrated innovation

June 8, 2020 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

The integrated solar roof has long been a solar technology goal — combining solar power with a watertight roof covering — but the category (often seen as just “solar shingles”) is perceived as too expensive or too experimental compared to the cost of separately installing solar and a traditional roof usingRead More

Strata Solar goes with Tesla’s Megapack for this 100-MW energy storage project

Strata Solar goes with Tesla’s Megapack for this 100-MW energy storage project

May 13, 2020 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

Renewable energy developer Strata Solar sent an update on its landmark Ventura Energy Storage (VES) project — a 100-MW, 400-MWh battery energy storage system in unincorporated Ventura County, Calif. Strata awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to Tesla for its Megapack battery system. Pre-construction development is now complete.Read More

SolarReviews cautions consumers to understand risks of Tesla’s solar rental program

SolarReviews cautions consumers to understand risks of Tesla’s solar rental program

April 9, 2020 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

From SolarReviews: In late 2019, Tesla launched its solar panels rental program. Initially, the program allowed consumers to install solar panels on their homes with less overall commitment than otherwise purchasing or financing a solar system. While Tesla reserved the right to change monthly subscription fees at any time, aRead More

Tesla Solar Roof System issued ESR-4074 by ICC Evaluation Services to affirm its compliance with building codes

Tesla Solar Roof System issued ESR-4074 by ICC Evaluation Services to affirm its compliance with building codes

June 20, 2019 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), a member of the International Code Council of companies and the experts in building product evaluation and certification, issued ESR-4074 to Tesla, Inc. for their Tesla Solar Roof System. This report provides evidence that the Tesla Solar Roof System is in compliance with code requirements ofRead More

Tesla drops to third in U.S. Solar Installer Rankings due to its strategy shift

Tesla drops to third in U.S. Solar Installer Rankings due to its strategy shift

June 19, 2019 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

Tesla installed 6.3 percent of U.S. residential solar capacity in the first quarter of 2019, marking the first time the company has fallen to third place since Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables has been tracking installer market shares in its U.S. PV Leaderboard, dating back to Q1 2013. Vivint SolarRead More

Shave and a rate cut: How solar + storage solutions are shaving peaks, saving big bucks

Shave and a rate cut: How solar + storage solutions are shaving peaks, saving big bucks

July 23, 2018 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Shaving the peaks off commercial and industrial (C&I) electric bills is the top revenue stream for energy storage systems, and given the trend in increasing utility charges for time-of-use consumption, peak shaving can pay for a system in as little as three years, system providers say. Just how high theRead More

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

Module Evolution: What big-time PV improvements will boost panel efficiency?

October 2, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

The solar industry is forever in need of constant innovation and scientific breakthrough. Even now, with PV capacity reaching record highs, prices continuing to fall and efficiencies inching up, more innovation is needed. A lot more. (Not to mention whatever fallout is felt in the module market following the SectionRead More

Tesla’s Solar Roof is ready to purchase; Here’s how much it costs

Tesla’s Solar Roof is ready to purchase; Here’s how much it costs

May 15, 2017 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

The guessing game and cryptic tweets are over. Amid the latest dark clouds from Q1, Tesla’s persistent optimism continues with the official launch of its solar industry-changing (maybe?) solar roof product. So, does it live up to the hype? I suppose we can’t really know until these make it outRead More

Investor outlook: Four solar companies to watch as the industry matures

Investor outlook: Four solar companies to watch as the industry matures

February 14, 2017 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

The following perspective was shared with us via Financialbuzz.com Over the course of the last several years the solar industry has finally gone mainstream. A recent research published on December 12, 2016 by The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows how much progress has been made. The U.S. installed 4,143Read More

Tesla, Panasonic teaming up on solar module production

Tesla, Panasonic teaming up on solar module production

December 29, 2016 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

The long-rumored partnership between Tesla and Panasonic has been finalized. The two companies will now begin to manufacture PV cells and modules at the new Buffalo, N.Y., factory. These high-efficiency PV cells and modules will be used to produce solar panels in the non-solar roof products. When production of theRead More