CALSSA launches supplier directory – The California Solar and Storage Association has launched a directory of its more than 500 member companies, with 60+ project and business service providers, 30+ storage and inverter companies, 20+ financiers, a dozen distributors, 20+ racking & mounting companies, and 20+ PV & Thermal panel makers. Source: CALSSA.
Most millennials would take a pay cut to work at a environmentally responsible company – Nearly 40% of millennials have chosen a job because of company sustainability. Less than a quarter of gen X respondents said the same, and 17% of baby boomers. Nearly half of all respondents and three-quarters of millennial workers said the same thing; more than 10% of workers said they’d be willing to go as far as to take a $5,000-$10,000 pay cut. Source – Fast Company.
Panasonic adds to its Premium Installer list – In the Western Region: Alternate Energy Inc.: Honolulu, HI; Solar Optimum: Glendale, CA; Sol-Up USA: Las Vegas, NV; Sunbright Solar LLC: Tucson, AZ; In the Central Territory: Advance Solar & Energy: Fort Myers, FL; Energy Consultants Group: Anamosa, IA; Good Faith Energy: Houston, TX; Whole Sun Design: Bloomington, IN; Kapital Electric Company: Bensenville, IL; South Texas Solar Systems: San Antonio, TX
Suntuity Airworks launches a drone dealership for solar companies – The AirWorks dealership comes in three tiers, bronze, silver and gold. Dealers can use an on-demand platform, provided as part of a Web portal, and a nationwide network of trained and certified drone operators. These groups could probably also offer a pre-sale service through a group like Scanifly to allow for more exacting layout and design. Source – Unmanned Aerial
NYSERDA and Nexamp complete a 2.6 MW community solar project in Seneca, NY – “Nexamp, which was also awarded a contract in the first round of awards for their 5.6 megawatt community solar project in the Town of Rochester in Ulster County, expects to have more than 20 community solar farms operating or under construction throughout New York by the end of 2019. Customers not eligible for the Solar for All program can subscribe through Nexamp directly at www.solarforny.com and save 10 percent on utility costs for the life of the project.” I wonder what a community solar system really means when there is no added cost for the customer, and the credits go to the financiers. Source – NYSERDA.
Women in Science, STEM and Solar – because you’re best when you bring everyone in.
NREL scientist Adele Tamboli is working to advance #SolarPower efficiency and reliability while reducing cost. She's also mentoring next generation of solar research talent through the Hands-On PV Experience (HOPE) Workshop. https://t.co/5ITBf53APJ #WomenInScience #WomenInSTEM pic.twitter.com/XyKyPT3vUR
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