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A debate at SPI over vertical integration vs networked business models sparks an interesting conversation on the merits of both. No strong winner emerges, as these models frequently end up overlapping.

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A panel of large solar customers speaks at SPI about the rise of the super solar customer. Current efforts by various companies were outlined as well as a Q&A discussing trends in the industry.

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A panel at Solar Power International looks at ways to reach the residential solar customer. The first step is to understand and listen to consumers -- something many companies are not doing.

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A panel at SPI 2014 discusses how smart homes may look going forward. Open platforms will allow a many devices to interconnect and run seamlessly in the background, like solar already does today.

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MIchelle DiFrangia of Solar Power World reports on how Enphase Energy is donating over 100 microinverters to Everybody Solar's ongoing solar project for the nonprofit Wildlife Associates.

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Jim Kennerly of the NC Clean Energy Technology Center takes a look at the attempts of CPS Energy in Texas to change its approach to solar. Utilities, he says, can't fight growing customer demand for solar.

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A debate at SPI over vertical integration vs networked business models sparks an interesting conversation on the merits of both. No strong winner emerges, as these models frequently end up overlapping.

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Borrego Solar Systems and sPower begin construction on a solar project in Suffolk County, Long Island. When completed, the facility will have the capacity to produce 6.3MWac (9.1MWdc) of solar.

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As excitement builds for Solar Power International next week, Michael Bishop of OnGrid Solar provides more tips for getting the most out of it -- from booths to sessions to parties to attend.

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As the solar industry gears up for SPI 2014, Lisa Ann Pinkerton of Technica Communications provides a list of top 10 Twitter skills you can use to make the show your most significant trip of the year.

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A nonprofit program that trains hand-selected veteran recruits at Ambassador Energy College provides a skilled workforce to the solar industry, while helping employ veterans.

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Finding ways to reduce module installation costs represents a big opportunity for the residential solar industry. Integrated racking systems can be used across roof types to help lower costs.

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Borrego Solar overcomes the challenge of building the largest city-owned solar array on a convention center in North America, by redesigning the array so it's not too heavy.