Residential PV

If San Diego goes for smaller solar, it could yield huge results

A recent solar siting survey conducted by The Clean Coalition and NREL found that San Diego has huge potential for solar development, and that the number grows sharply when smaller sites are considered.

Scott Murtishaw on practical implications of PG&E’s bankruptcy for solar & storage

In this interview California Solar & Storage Association’s (CALSSA) senior advisor looks at what the pending bankruptcy of PG&E should mean for solar and energy storage, from rooftop solar to the future of the utility.

pvMB 1/14/19: Jolywood introduces a 420 watt module, hurdle cleared in Exxon climate lawsuit, rooftop solar so white

In today’s edition of pvMB: Tufts University and Cal Berkeley find that rooftop PV installations are overwhelmingly white and a TXP and IdeaSmiths report outlines the symbiotic relationship between Texas ranchers and wind and solar energy.

EIA forecasts 8.2 GWac of solar to come online in 2019

The agency expects solar and wind to again dominate capacity additions in 2019, with solar showing modest market growth. If anything, this estimate is conservative.

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Legislators aim to restore reason to Maine’s rooftop solar policy

Nine Maine lawmakers have signed onto a bill which would undo the bizarre and punitive policy for distributed solar imposed by the administration of former Governor LePage.

Have you taken EnergySage’s installer survey?

NABCEP has partnered with EnergySage to launch one of the most comprehensive business climate surveys for solar installation professionals in the United States, and they need to hear from you.

As utilities fight distributed generation, electricity is getting less reliable

One of the best tools that would allow utilities to meet their central stated mission of providing a stable electricity supply is one they are fighting the hardest.

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143 MW of distributed solar goes online in VA, DC, MD, DE

While large utility-scale projects grab the headlines, installation firms in the region racked up 7400 small-scale (under 1 MW) solar installations in 2018. Snapshot stories included.

First Powerhouse purchase order

RGS Energy has announced it’s first purchase order for its Powerhouse 3.0 solar roof shingle kit, which follows an announcement of the onset of assembly of solar components and wire harnesses on December 11.

Sunlight, smarts, a house, and some money means solar power

Stanford researchers, using machine learning applied to satellite imagery, have found 1.4 million solar power installations in the United States. The researchers also extracted significant socioeconomic patterns from the data which they say can help to predict future installations.

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