Wall-Mounted Solar: A Rising Trend or Barely Hanging On?

High-quality roofs for installation are becoming difficult to come by. A wall-mounted array may not be the first choice, but when a roof is almost completely obstructed, it may be a decent option.

Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program is the Best

John Farrell of ILSR describes why community solar is so successful in Minnesota. There are 10 times more community solar projects in the queue in Minnesota than have been built in the history of community solar.

“Long Tail” & Other Damaging Language: Words Affect Consumer Confidence

Pam Cargill recommends that as an industry, we take a more uplifting tone as we describe the companies of competent tradespersons who sell and install solar products.

Grid Alternatives San Diego’s SummerSolarthon

GRID Alternatives returns to where it began in San Diego eight years ago. Since then, the non-profit has put up a total of 824 systems throughout the county.

Residential Solar Market Turmoil Intensifies As California Declines 41% in First...

The California Solar Index, which tracks new solar permits in major markets, declined 41% in the first quarter of 2017 from the same period in 2016.

The Sky Is Not Falling: How Small Solar Contractors Are Winning

Challenges mount in the solar industry, making it look like we’re taking a steep dive in the solar coaster. But these are complex times, and the industry is still maturing and finding its footing.

Republican Senators Apply Alternate Facts to PACE Financing

Roy L Hales of The ECOreport looks at why three Republican senators apply alternate facts to PACE financing. They are trying to pass the Protecting Americans from Credit Exploitation (PACE) Act.

Solar Industry Takes Steps to Protect Consumers

Barry Cinnamon did a helpful interview with Tom Kimbis, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of SEIA, on what SEIA's doing to help regulate the industry.