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#SolarChat provides a way to network and exchange ideas with other solar professionals, from your computer (or live at SPI). The 50th chat this week focuses on industry collaboration.

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The biggest climate action ever draws over 400,000 marchers in New York City, with thousands of others joining around the world. Could this signal a turning point on climate change?

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Lawrence Berkeley National Labs outlines the cost associated with permitting and regulations in a solar installation. People could be overpaying by as much as $2500 due to inefficient processes.

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The solar industry, Pamela Cargill believes, has lost sight of its customer. The focus on building channels, creating funnels, and lowering customer acquisition costs has led us astray.

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Sol Systems partners with Washington Gas Energy Systems to provide financing for Valley Baptist Church. The system, which has just come online, has a capacity of 944 kW.

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#SolarChat provides a way to network and exchange ideas with other solar professionals, from your computer (or live at SPI). The 50th chat this week focuses on industry collaboration.

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Solar power is the spark to energize a new energy economy from the bottom up. The new system will look entirely different from the old energy economy of the 20th century.

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The solar industry, Pamela Cargill believes, has lost sight of its customer. The focus on building channels, creating funnels, and lowering customer acquisition costs has led us astray.

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Solar power is the spark to energize a new energy economy from the bottom up. The new system will look entirely different from the old energy economy of the 20th century.

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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.