A "best-kept secret," Maryland's Clean Energy Grant helps homeowners get solar PV systems as well as other clean-energy retrofits. But when solar leasing becomes popular in the state, new limits are imposed on the grant.
SolarBridge Technologies has closed a $42 million round of funding to expand sales and marketing, as well as to continue the company's focus on research and development as it rapidly scales its customer base. The company believes AC solar will be a significant contributor to further reducing the cost of solar and driving growth in the market.
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Affirmed Housing Group announces the opening of Arbor Green Apartments. The affordable-housing community features rooftop solar PV that's expected to provide nearly 100% of the energy-efficient building's power needs.
Solar companies and industry advocates in Utah oppose proposed legislation there that could stymie solar growth in the state. Senate Bill 208 would add a surcharge for solar net metering customers. Opponents of the bill say the Public Service Commission should conduct research and analysis before such legislation is considered.
RGS Energy and Mosaic announce that they have partnered to launch the Mosaic Home Solar Loan. The new loan program provides a simple and affordable means for American homeowners to finance ownership of their residential solar system.
T.U.S.K. (Tell Utilities Solar won’t be Killed) warns of a new attempt by Arizona Public Service to set back rooftop solar in the state. The utility is trying to convince Arizona lawmakers to make permanent a new property tax on the 80% of solar customers who lease their systems.
SolarCity announces reallocation of overhead expenses from leased systems to system sales, affecting its 2013 and 2012 GAAP financial statements. CEO Lyndon Rive emphasized that the company continues to experience record bookings.
Vivint Solar continues to expand as new sales and operations offices open. The company announced today that it has completed three new tax equity transactions, enabling the funding of approximately $280 million worth of solar systems.
Baker Electric, Inc. and Baker Electric Solar announce that they have ranked #14 and #31 respectively on the San Diego Business Journal’s 2014 Largest Organizations Headquartered in North County list. The ranking is based on the number of local full-time employees.
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