Residential PV

Nevada net metering breakthrough: Compromise struck in AB 405

The Battle Born State may finally be seeing its two-year battle over net metering coming to an end – and rooftop installers, as well as residential and commercial/industrial customers should be pleased.


Vivint moves into retail sales

The third party solar provider plans to set up kiosks in retail locations in five states by the end of June, with more to come by the end of the year.

May we take your order? Tesla accepts requests for its Solar Roof

Yesterday, the energy and automobile giant rolled the dice on its biggest solar gamble yet, giving U.S. homeowners the opportunity to reserve its new roofing product for a downpayment of $1,000.

Sunrun bucks the trend and grows during Q1 2017

While other large residential solar companies are contracting or even going bankrupt, Sunrun gained market share during Q1 2017.

Sunlight Financial secures funding for 20,000 home loans

A $500 million commitment from Technology Credit Union is the latest sign of growth in the residential solar loan space.

Smaller, leaner Vivint moves to direct sales (with chart)

Like other large third-party solar companies Vivint is increasingly moving away from the leasing model to direct sales.

Residential storage boosted by PetersenDean, Sunverge

The national solar installer and U.S.-based storage solutions provider have teamed up to bring energy-storage systems to California homeowners.

Massachusetts should raise its net energy metering caps

SEIA’s Dave Gahl points out that Massachusetts’s significant solar market momentum is in danger from overly conservative net metering caps, an issue which has never been adequately addressed.

SMA holds firm as inverter revenue leader, with Huawei topping shipment charts, says IHS Markit

Latest market data from analysts shows that Huawei shipped the most inverters last year, followed by Sungrow, while SMA, Huawei and SolarEdge pulled in the most revenue worldwide.

Study to utilities: Fudging the solar facts can get consumers on your side

A new study by E Source, a “market research” firm that has been telling utilities what they want to hear for 30 years, has outlined a strategy to help utilities win over consumers to utility-scale solar: Tell them half the story.


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