Residential PV

OneRoof kicks CEO to curb as it settles arbitration case

To close a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad quarter, the troubled company saw its CEO resign, came to an agreement with a creditor and finally got around to paying (part of) its rent.

Real estate constraints, finance are key problems for rooftop solar in Washington D.C.

A new report finds that the nation’s capital has the ability to host up to 2.5 GW of rooftop solar potential and looks at ways to reach that potential.

Solar increases values of Northeast homes considerably, study finds (with a Top 10 list)

Data collected by a Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative funded startup joined forces with realty firm Redfin and found homes in the Northeast with solar panels sold for an average of nearly $99,000 more than those without them.


Construction begins on public housing solar+storage microgrid in New York City

Demand Energy’s project at the Marcus Garvey Village in Brooklyn is the city’s first approval of lithium-ion batteries for a multifamily site.

News Analysis: Installations crater in Hawaii after incentives gutted

In 2015, Hawaii’s Public Utilities Commission eliminated the state’s net-metering incentive. Since then, the number of permits pulled on Oahu for solar installations has plummeted, reaching a new low in 2017 of only 449.


Top solar cities struggle with policy changes

The latest report by Environment America shows San Diego moving to second-place in per-capita solar PV and first place in overall watts, just as Net Metering 2.0 slows down its residential solar market.

SEPA, SGIP consummate marriage

After announcing their engagement in February, the Smart Electric Power Alliance and SGIP completed their merger today, providing a one-stop shop for utilities and distributed energy providers to collaborate on a clean energy future.

NREL: Solar + storage costs twice as much as solar (with chart)

The National Lab’s latest report uses its renowned cost modeling to find that even a PV system with small batteries costs nearly twice as much as a standalone PV system.


Group asks Oregon AG to investigate solar sales practices

The Campaign for Accountability sent a letter to Oregon’s top law enforcement official asking her to investigate what it calls “false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels” in the state, the same day that SEIA launched an education campaign to combat shady sales practices by solar installers.

Sunrun powers Wisconsin “Forward”

The Badger State becomes the first in the Midwest to attract the attention of a national residential company to power the homes of the state.

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