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Utility API founder Daniel Roesler tells us about the problem his startup is solving, what he's doing to cut solar soft costs, and his vision for the future of energy. Hint: It involves a lot of solar.

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“Goodbye oil, hello sunshine” may not be words you’d expect to hear from a race car driver, but Leilani Münter, self-proclaimed “vegan hippie chick,” is not your usual race car driver.

RESIDENTIAL

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An infographic on residential solar from Custom Made condenses a lot of information about solar in one place, showing at a glance how far solar has come -- and how much farther it can go.

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A calculator from John Farrell at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance lets you compare leasing to ownership, and see the value of your solar investment over 15, 25, and 30 years.

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A new report from SEIA and TSF highlights the many benefits of going solar for schools and their communities -- and the huge potential for many more schools to go solar.

INDUSTRY

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Fraunhofer ISE finds that PV systems in Germany are generating 5% higher yields than expected, because current radiation levels are higher than the averages in the last 30 years.

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Utility API founder Daniel Roesler tells us about the problem his startup is solving, what he's doing to cut solar soft costs, and his vision for the future of energy. Hint: It involves a lot of solar.

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A calculator from John Farrell at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance lets you compare leasing to ownership, and see the value of your solar investment over 15, 25, and 30 years.

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Rapid shut-down and other provisions in the 2014 NEC aimed at first-responder safety are causing confusion among solar PV professionals. Some complications still need to be addressed.

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As net metering and minimum bill discussions continue, John Farrell poses the question, Will distributed solar grow better with a transparent, value-based contract price?

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Solar Power International 2014 shows every sign of being one of the most attended in recent years. Use these tips from Glenna Wiseman and Raina Russo to ace your SPI investment and experience.

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As solar battles heat up, a minimum bill is proposed as a way to help utilities recover costs without penalizing solar customers. Could it bring peace between utilities and the solar industry?

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As Assembly Bill 2145 expires on Friday night without a sponsor, California’s utilities fail to squash community choice aggregation -- a big win that lets communities choose solar and other renewables.