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Solar Customer Acquisition

All about smart data When banks issued their first general-purpose credit cards in the late 1950s and early 1960s, there wasn’t much science behind their marketing. In fact, they sent the cards out in mass mailings to tens of thousands of...

The Growth of Distributed Renewable Energy 

Demanding more intelligent grid sensors and analytics As the technology and economics of distributed PV solar continue to improve, strong growth in U.S. capacity is expected to continue. It is projected by the year 2020, between four and five...

From Cell Phone to Solar Cell

Five practical patenting lessons from the Apple-Samsung patent war With the negotiation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the passage of new U.S. tax credits for renewables, and growing customer acceptance, renewable and clean-energy...

BIPV Alternatives for Residential Solar

Today there are exciting new choices for homeowners contemplating a residential solar investment. Anyone who has been in residential solar for some time knows there are some homeowners who just refuse to put standard solar panels on their roofs, and...

Bringing Down Solar Hard Costs with 3D Printing 

Solar energy has certainly hit the mainstream market. It is no longer a pipe dream but rather a big player that is becoming a true contender for market domination. For many, a drive to work in the morning means spotting a least a solar panel array...

Leveraging BIPV to Transform Buildings, Unlock Power & Meet Renewable Energy Mandates

To private and public real estate owners, investors, financial institutions, and innovators in green building, it is clear we are past saying, “ultra-high energy efficiency,” and “net zero energy” to sound trendy. It is time for action. Now...

NEXTracker Receives FINAME Certification in Brazil

NEXTracker, a Flex company, announced that it has achieved FINAME accreditation in Brazil which will enable the Company to deliver its advanced solar trackers to Brazilian solar projects under attractive financing arrangements. FINAME...

Solar on Landfills

The next frontier for sustainability Imagine standing in a field. The sun is bright, and as far as the eye can see in every direction, there are hundreds, maybe even thousands of black, glossy panels standing upright in parallel rows, taking...

The Rise of Mainstream Residential Solar Power

Trends, like bell-bottom pants, catch on quickly, and just as quickly, they fade away. In contrast, smart, economical, earth-friendly decisions sometimes start out slowly, and then gain momentum as time goes on. Solar power is one of those...

Solar Spring Break

Pairing college students with industry workforce training through tribal installations Spring break usually means sunny beaches and parties, but for over 100 students from 10 colleges, this year it meant getting hands-on with solar by...

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