UL announces a new suite of PV plant services to manage the risks associated with building and operating PV plants. The services, which build on UL’s research and technical knowledge in the power generation, can help bring confidence and credibility to the solar industry.
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety releases a case study on Sunrun's quality management process. As one of the country’s largest solar service companies, Sunrun is taking an important step for the industry by implementing this process.
Net metering continues to be a theme for solar, with legislative victories in several states. Massachusetts looks forward to favorable outcomes despite attempts to weaken net metering there.
Solar advocates move to promote solar net metering in Louisiana, as new polls find that a supermajority of the public supports net metering in both Louisiana and Florida.
By Lisa Ann Pinkerton Originally published on Women in Cleantech & Sustainability
As women make inroads in the solar industry, it's evident that the female contingent of the industry is passionate about carving out and defending their seats at the proverbial table. Lisa Ann Pinkerton takes a look at ten of the women whose dedication to solar power and advancements in the field are making a difference in the industry.
By Pamela Cargill, Principal, Chaolysti
A version of this post was originally published on Chaolysti.
Pamela Cargill takes a look at what mid-size and small solar installers can do to remain competitive. While not everyone can acquire an REC Solar, installers of any size can benefit from reviewing their soft costs, as well as thoroughly understanding the intersection of construction, financial services, and high-tech that is solar.
Sunrun announces it has expanded its installation capabilities. The company has acquired Mainstream Energy’s residential solar sales, design, and installation division of REC Solar, its wholesale distribution unit, AEE Solar, and its mounting systems and hardware business, SnapNrack.
A panel at the U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference discusses strategies for lowering customer acquisition costs.
Honolulu-based Bonterra Solar enters into a partnership with residential solar installer SunRun. Under the partnership, Bonterra will install solar PV arrays on Hawaii houses at little to no upfront cost to the homeowner, and SunRun will own, insure, monitor, and maintain the systems.
SunRun, Demeter Power, and Clean Power Research receive SunShot incubator funding of $3.6 million in total.
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