Residential PV

Renovate America secures $200 million to expand HERO

The influx of cash is the latest progress for the nation’s largest PACE provider, which expanded to more communities in Missouri last week.

Report: Residential, C&I solar permits surge in Florida, Nevada

South Carolina and Pennsylvania also saw significant increases in solar permits granted, but California and Colorado both dropped by nearly 30%, according to the latest OhmHome report.

DOE launches “Hit me with your SunShot” photo contest

The contest is offering up to $2,500 in prizes, and pv magazine is hoping that DOE will license the winners under public domain.

We have your back: SolarWorld offers deductibleless secondary warranties

The Oregon-based panel manufacturer launched the SolarWorld Assurance Warranty Protection Program for residential and commercial customers, designed to take effect if the original factory coverage could no longer be supported.

Direct Energy quits residential solar

The company’s move is part of a trend of power companies getting out of the residential solar installation business.

New Hampshire solar rebate program hits a granite wall

The state’s Public Utility Commission froze the program on July 14, delaying processing until at least September and putting hundreds of applications on ice.

NCCETC: Net metering slowly shifting to value of solar

This quarter’s report on policies and rate design that affect distributed solar showed many of the same themes as previous reports, but also a glacial shift in approach.

A Florida first: South Miami to require solar on new homes

The new regulation, the first of its kind outside of California, mandates 2.75 kW of solar for every 1000 square feet on new homes, as well as those that increase their square footage by 75% or more.

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How much will community solar compete with residential in the United States?

Community Solar is coming at a time of PV, especially residential, market uncertainty. So far the United States is a big enough sandbox for both markets to play in.

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GTM: Residential customer-acquisition costs will come down – eventually

In a just released report on residential-customer acquisition costs, GTM Research says with national installers changing strategies, the costs will rise this year – but they will slowly come down in 2018 and beyond.

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