As PV solar permits are down in Honolulu, other developments in Hawaii are more positive. NaturEnergy brings solar to more island residents in Oahu, with the goal of providing clean and affordable energy for all.
By Emily Hois
Originally published on Clean Energy Collective
As solar loans gain in popularity as an alternative to leases, our friends at Clean Energy Collective come up with a new twist -- one that can help even more people participate in the Solar Revolution. CEC has partnered with Sooper Credit Union to offer the first low-cost, long-term loan program that allows CEC customers to finance their participation in a community solar array. We think solar loans are going to be big, and this is yet another sign!
Vivint continues its expansion with new offices in two Maryland locations. The company plans to hire 85 employees in the combined new locations.
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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