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.
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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.
Colored Solar announces their first installation of solar plus storage at a home in Malibu, California. The installation combines bank of lithium ferrophosphate OES2 batteries with Tile Red Colored Solar panels.
Vivint Solar announces it's named Dwain Kinghorn as Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer. Kinghorn joins Vivint Solar from SageCreek Partners, where he counseled technology clients to achieve market leadership using collective business methodologies and best practices in each stage of the lifecycle.
SolarWorld and PetersenDean team up to offer American homeowners an affordable path to solar ownership, using American-made solar systems installed by U.S. workers. The partnership is a key element of Solar4America, PetersenDean’s initiative to support American jobs, manufacturing, and energy independence by sourcing solar panels and all system components from domestic producers.
The University of Arizona and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory collaborate on a study to better understand what motivates homeowners to go solar. The study, part of the DOE SunShot Initiative, will use surveys and computer modeling to examine how homeowners make decisions about going solar.
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