ABOUT

PV Solar Report publishes news, reports, and data for busy solar professionals. Our goal is to share valuable insights with our dedicated readers, subscribers, and followers to move the U.S. solar industry forward. Our clients include solar installers, sales professionals, operations specialists, project managers, finance managers, business analysts, bloggers, customers, and many affiliated parties. We believe there are many outstanding informational resources in the solar industry, and there are many dedicated solar professionals who want the information. BUT time is a major constraint and some people simply don’t have the time to stay up-to-date. That’s where we come in! We connect people with the information they want.

Services

PV Solar Report offers a variety of services to our dedicated readers, subscribers, and followers. We strive to deliver outstanding value to all our clients. Please feel free to contact us regarding your thoughts on the solar industry, additional information regarding a topic of interest, or any upcoming solar projects. We currently offer the following services:

  • Daily PV Solar Report – A daily digest of information and news for busy solar professionals.
  • Custom Reports and Data – Sales and installation reports tailored for each client.
  • News – Selective topics on the U.S. residential and commercial solar industry and clean energy business
  • Consulting Services – Independent consulting in the areas of sales, marketing, installation, project management, finance, competitive analysis, equipment selection and sourcing, and opportunity assessment for solar companies and individuals, contact us to discuss your needs

Mission

“Deliver relevant, timely, and succinct information to busy solar professionals.”

PV Solar Report was founded to help people keep up with the fast moving solar industry. Everyday hundreds of solar articles are written, newsletters are sent, blogs are updated, press releases are issued, legislation is proposed, and industry dynamics change and most solar professionals find it challenging to stay on top of it all and perform at their highest levels. We wanted to create a simple and easy way for solar sales people, installers, operations folks, finance specialists, integrator owners, customers, and other interested parties to stay on top of everything happening without having to spend hours and hours a day searching and reading it, then wasting time by reading unimportant information. Many large firms have competitive research departments that monitor the solar landscape, keep track of relevant news, and update key people on important data or developments, but that can cost thousands of dollars a month. We wanted you to have that same type of information, and PV Solar Report was born.

Management Team

Stephen Torres, Founder & Managing Director

Before founding PV Solar Report and Sunible, Stephen spent several years in the solar industry as Director of Sales and Marketing at a leading Bay Area residential and commercial solar integrator. He spent 14 years in direct sales, where he was responsible for over $18 million of business leading day-to-day operations for over 250 sales reps in multiple offices. He also worked in Business-to-Business sales as a Corporate Account Manager at one of the world leading Software as a Service companies.

Stephen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in American Studies, concentrating in Organizations in the American Workplace focused on Management and Motivation. He has a Certificate in Management of Engineering & Innovation from UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Rosana Francescato, Managing Editor

Rosana’s articles on solar have been published on CleanTechnica, Solar Power World, The Energy Collective, Triple Pundit, and more. After getting a degree in English from Earlham College and starting her career in publishing at HarperCollins, she moved on to Macromedia and Adobe, where she managed complex user documentation projects. Now she’s able to use the skills she acquired in previous positions to help bring on the solar revolution.

Rosana is active in the solar and renewables world. She serves on the board of Everybody Solar and previously served terms on the board of Women in Cleantech and Sustainability, where she managed the blog, and the steering committee of the Local Clean Energy Alliance. She loves helping people go solar so much that she does volunteer work installing it for low-income families with GRID Alternatives — where she’s been the top individual fundraiser for their Bay Area Solarthon seven years in a row. 

Brian Vieweger, Content Manager

After learning about the dangers of global warming in elementary school, Brian knew that he wanted to make a difference. That led him to get a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Human Geography, and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin — and eventually to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he served as the Western Region Outreach Lead for Cleantech Open.

Brian’s articles on solar and other renewables have been published on Solar Power World and The Energy Collective.