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Raising Capital While Cutting Loss

Large developers who create lucrative projects are very attractive for long term investors. Development is a side of the industry that runs primarily local, which is why big corporations require working with local companies to build their...

Boosting Value by Integrating OEM Agnostic Data

Declining levelized costs of energy and rising capacity factors for renewable energy assets continue to fuel industry growth globally. With intermittent resources increasingly competitive with more traditional, “dispatchable” energy sources,...

Solar and Batteries Graduate from Intermittent Renewable Class

Low-cost Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) is altering the power delivery landscape – for the greener and better. The most notable alternative energy source illuminating new possibilities is the pairing of photovoltaics (PV) and batteries,...

Risks Overhead: Operational challenges to roofing and solar during pandemic

The roofing and solar sectors are familiar with problem solving. Whether it's tackling contracted surveying or conducting on-site inspections, our industry knows how to observe and execute on the everyday challenges that are part of the job. Our...

Remote Inspecting – A Social Distancing Solution

It is a complex and challenging time we presently find ourselves in. Consequently, there are several factors currently affecting the installation of solar in the United States. Social distancing has slowed down the permitting process for building...

New SMART Emergency Program Regulations: What Massachusetts customers should know

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts began the “Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target” or “SMART Program” in 2018, in an effort to streamline and create a more accessible and cost-effective solar program for developers and electricity customers....

Updating Our Industry’s O&M Model

When you purchase a cell phone or computer for yourself, premium support is usually offered as an add-on. The manufacturer has the service conveniently priced in both monthly and yearly terms. You certainly don’t have to buy it, though it’s...

Solar Training Moves Online

In March of this year, in the Northeast part of the country - with spring approaching and the last patches of snow reluctantly surrendering to the season - the regional solar industry was gearing up for what promised to be a banner spring and...

How Silicon Carbide Enables Sustainable Solar

Solar power generation has experienced rapid growth over the past several years. Net solar power generation reached its highest levels in the U.S. - 66.6 gigawatt-hours in 2018, compared to just two gigawatt-hours in 2011. During this period of...

Solar Project Bottlenecks Starting to Ease

In the midst of widespread uncertainty across the globe from COVID-19, the solar supply chain is finding its way. During the shelter-in-place period, we struggled to set up our homes as an office space, virtual classroom, and perhaps an in-house...

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