APS continues denying it's fighting rooftop solar in Arizona, but it isn’t convincing anyone. Its efforts have strained relationships with regulators in the state so much that Bank of America has downgraded its parent corporation from buy to neutral. Yet so far, APS hasn't had much success in stopping Arizona rooftop solar.
The Appraisal Institute publishes a book to help real estate appraisers value green homes, including those with solar power. The institute has been active in providing tools to value green buildings and understand the effect of solar PV on home sales
Equal Earth announces it has acquired First National Solar, a solar and LED lighting project originator operating in Hawaii, California, Colorado, Guam, and Fiji.
By John Farrell Originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance
The new "value of solar" method of contracting with distributed solar producers creates a market price for distributed solar energy. How will it affect solar around the country?
OneRoof Energy announces its Professional Affiliate Channel -- a diverse network of business professionals who leverage existing relationships with homeowners to facilitate residential solar adoption.
By Pamela Cargill, Principal, Chaolysti
A version of this post was originally published on Chaolysti.
As the residential solar industry matures and third-party ownership brings long-term relationships between the installer and consumer, Pamela Cargill looks at what it will take to engage customers post-installation.
Enphase Energy and GRID Alternatives expand their partnership to bring solar power to low-income families. The expanded partnership will serve an additional 350-400 families over the next 12 months, saving those families $10 million, while providing thousands of individuals with hands-on job training in the solar industry.
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Third-party lead generation companies increasingly pop up in residential solar, connecting homeowners to solar installers. Can this help drive down soft costs in the U.S.?
GTM Research and SunSpec Alliance announce a new partnership. The organizations will provide solar plant performance data analytics to the development and finance community in order to increase transparency, better characterize risk, and improve access to capital.
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