Category Archives: residential solar panels

Will Low-Income Communities Be Left Out Of California’s Clean Energy Transition? – KPBS
18 Oct
6:04

Will Low-Income Communities Be Left Out Of California’s Clean Energy Transition? – KPBS

Credit: Associated Press Above: A worker helps to install solar panels onto a roof in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, Aug. 8, 2019. Starting next year, all new homes built in California must include solar panels. The building mandate goes into effect in January, but it’s already raising […]

Target Rolls Out Solar Initiative That Includes Jacksonville As Solar Prices Decline – WJCT NEWS
17 Oct
9:54

Target Rolls Out Solar Initiative That Includes Jacksonville As Solar Prices Decline – WJCT NEWS

Target has set a goal to have rooftop solar panels on 500 of its stores and other properties by 2020, and that includes in Jacksonville. The city is reviewing a permit application for Target to install a solar array on the St. Johns Town Center store at 4567 River City […]

Micro Power Grids Emerge as Way to Keep Electricity on During Shutoffs – KQED
15 Oct
9:23

Micro Power Grids Emerge as Way to Keep Electricity on During Shutoffs – KQED

For two days, life in Northern and Central California was completely upended by PG&E’s power shutdowns, affecting hundreds of thousands of customers. Thursday night, Gov. Gavin Newsom called a primetime press conference to publicly dress down the state’s largest investor-owned utility. Newsom placed the blame for the chaos squarely on […]

Micro Power Grids Emerging as Way to Keep Power on During Shutoffs – KQED
14 Oct
11:23

Micro Power Grids Emerging as Way to Keep Power on During Shutoffs – KQED

For two days, life in Northern and Central California was completely upended by PG&E’s power shutdowns, affecting hundreds of thousands of customers. Thursday night, Gov. Gavin Newsom called a primetime press conference to publicly dress down the state’s largest investor-owned utility. Newsom placed the blame for the chaos squarely on […]

Nearmap and OpenSolar partner to offer solar design and imagery on each app – Solar Power World
24 Sep
6:44

Nearmap and OpenSolar partner to offer solar design and imagery on each app – Solar Power World

Before solar panels ever go on a house, installers can now find everything under one roof to effectively plan, sell and design their next solar project with the Nearmap on OpenSolar application. Nearmap and OpenSolar have joined forces to give installers a single tool that combines the latest nationwide aerial […]

Bill would kill residential solar, critics say | Wyoming – Gillette News Record
24 Sep
8:35

Bill would kill residential solar, critics say | Wyoming – Gillette News Record

A legislative committee last week advanced a bill that would reduce benefits to small electricity generators — such as homeowners with rooftop solar panels — who also use the electrical grid, a move one critic said would kill the solar-power industry in Wyoming. Committee members advanced amendments to the state’s […]

LG Unveils High-Performance Solar Panel With Integrated Micro-Inverter – PRNewswire
23 Sep
10:34

LG Unveils High-Performance Solar Panel With Integrated Micro-Inverter – PRNewswire

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics is debuting its high-performance, fully integrated AC solar panel with a micro-inverter, expanding the company’s portfolio of advanced solar panels showcased at the 2019 Solar Power International Conference, held in conjunction with North America’s Smart Energy Week. Continue Reading Recessed into the […]

EnergySage report finds national solar prices fell below $3.00 per watt for first time – Solar Power World
19 Sep
5:44

EnergySage report finds national solar prices fell below $3.00 per watt for first time – Solar Power World

EnergySage released its ninth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which is based on millions of transaction-level data points generated within the EnergySage Solar Marketplace from July 2018 to June 2019. This report tracks the evolving pricing, equipment and consumer preference trends shaping today’s U.S. residential solar industry, and serves as a […]

Nautilus Solar Energy powers on Rhode Island’s first community solar project – Solar Power World
18 Sep
9:43

Nautilus Solar Energy powers on Rhode Island’s first community solar project – Solar Power World

Nautilus Solar Energy, a national solar acquisition, development and asset management company, announced the opening of Rhode Island’s first operational community solar project under the state’s Community Remote Net Metering Pilot Program. Located in Burrillville, RI, the 3.307-MW community solar garden will provide residents across the state access to solar […]

Solar installations down this year – Chron
18 Sep
11:34

Solar installations down this year – Chron

The U.S. solar energy industry installed 2.1 gigawatts of new solar capacity during the second quarter, a 7 percent decrease from a year ago, reflecting interconnection delays in key commercial solar markets and new rate structures that have depressed demand.  less The U.S. solar energy industry installed 2.1 gigawatts of […]

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