California 93% clean electricity, a new solar roof sold out into 2020; pvMB 4/12/19

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ACORE hires two new executives – Expansion is in the air at The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), as the nonprofit has named a new Chief Operating Officer in Bill Parsons and a new Vice President of Communications in Alex Hobson, formerly an award-winning television reporter throughout Florida. Source: ACORE

Solar installer is the fastest-growing job to 2026 – According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, solar installer will be the fastest-growing occupation from 2016 to 2026, with jobs more than doubling. BLS also puts the average 2017 pay for an installer at $39,490. The second-fastest-growing job? Wind turbine technician. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.

EVgo installs 14 battery storage systems across 11 charging stations – EVgo has announced the backup of part of its prolific EV charging fleet by adding 14 battery storage systems to 11 ev charging stations, making this the largest deployment of battery storage systems at public charging stations in the nation. Now all that’s left is pairing the rest of their 11,000 charging stations with battery storage. Kidding, but wouldn’t that be something? Source: EVgo

Forward Tile is releasing a new solar roof (above) that they say is sold out through 2020 – “Forward’s Tile solar roof includes solar roof panels which are hidden from sight by a layer solar concentrators in the style of clay roof tiles. The tiles not only serve an aesthetic purpose, but serve to extend the life of the panels they sit atop. Protecting the solar roof panels from degradation caused by UV light and weatherization, they act as solar concentrators for the solar cells directly below them. The tiles are made using what Forward refers to as Spectra Glass. The solar cells are brought in from the edge of the solar panel to protect against moisture intrusion, helping ensure the solar roof panels” Source – Forward Tile

And sometimes, the thing that matters most, for a sparkling beautiful moment, the whole reason many of us gave this path a chance – happens:

Thank you for my weekend coffee California!