Homeowner Profiles: A PV Solar Report Exclusive Series
In this series, we profile homeowners around the country who have gone solar. We interview a range of homeowners to gain insights about their motivations for going solar, what factors they weighed in their decision, and how they went about choosing a solar provider.
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By Joel Lusk, CEO and Co-Founder, Bright Harvest Solar
As large residential solar installers fuel industry consolidation, some site assessment tools are going in-house, raising concerns for independent installers. In the meantime, the industry still needs better methods for evaluating sites and designing systems. Joel Lusk looks at what it will take to change this.
Chandler's Roofing announces the rollout of the HERO financing program for their Southern California customers. HERO, a branded version of Porperty Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), lets homeowners finance solar and other energy-efficiency programs through their property taxes.
Mercatus announces hat it has formally adopted the SAPC Working Group standard contract documents for both residential and commercial solar. The move provides yet another vote of confidence in the SAPC standards, which have been widely supported by the solar industry.
By Bill Ehrlich
Originally published on Mosaic
In the midst of all the talk about net metering and the value of solar tariff, Bill Ehrlich looks at what could be on the horizon for solar. The relationship between conventional utilities and solar system owners producing their own electricity is being redefined as these two groups look for common ground and mutually beneficial solutions in a new energy world.
The Energy Department and the White House honor ten Solar Champions, and announce $15 million to help communities deploy more solar, as well as other steps to build on solar's success around the country.
Redfin releases a list of the top 10 neighborhoods across the U.S. for green homes, and a list of the top green neighborhoods within 20 major metropolitan markets. These are useful lists for finding areas that are likely to be high in solar adopters.
Solar Analyst Nicole Litvak elicits insights on residential solar from a panel of industry executives at Greentech Media’s Solar Summit. The panelists agree that solar is a complex, ever-changing industry as they delve into questions about vertical integration, solar loans, and more.
OneRoof Energy announces it's appointed Valerie Iwinski as Senior Vice President of Operations. Iwinski will help scale the company for significant growth, improve operational efficiencies, and improve customer experience.
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