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Key Takeaways From Solar Power International 2019

Our team is back from Solar Power International 2019 in Salt Lake City, UT and we’re eager to share our observations about the future of solar! SPI is one of the largest solar conferences in the world, and it’s an excellent place to get a pulse on the latest developments in the solar industry. We … Continued

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Tesla’s Solar Roof

Tesla’s Solar Roof is finally making its way to consumer homes. Ever since the product reveal nearly two years ago, people regularly ask us whether the Solar Roof is a sensible way to go solar. We decided to weigh the pros and cons of Tesla’s latest offering to see whether it lives up to the hype. Production … Continued

SunPower Buys SolarWorld, Reviving An American Solar Giant

America’s largest solar manufacturer is teaming up with a leading technological innovator in the field. SunPower announced this morning that it will acquire SolarWorld Americas for an undisclosed sum. SunPower will take over operation of SolarWorld’s manufacturing facility in Hillsboro, OR. The deal gives the largest American solar manufacturer the backing of one of the … Continued

The President to Decide on The Future of Solar Panel Costs

The International Trade Commission (ITC) will hold a vote on the trade case’s proposed remedies in October 2017, and in November, the ITC will take the case to the President, who has until January 12, 2018, to take action. Frequent readers will recall we covered the beginnings of a trade dispute a few months back. … Continued

California Aiming For 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

In a time where green energy initiatives are at risk across the country, the state of California seeks to take a stand and reinforce its long history of strong progressive policies: by 2045, 100% of the state’s energy will be powered by renewable sources such as wind and solar. SB100 passed in the senate Wednesday, … Continued

Tesla Dumps 10kWh Powerwall Model

In April 2015, Tesla announced that they were producing a rechargeable lithium-ion battery called the Powerwall. The news was met with a frenzied response from solar enthusiasts who had been waiting for years to see a notable advancement in battery technology. However, a month later, an article in Forbes magazine doused the solar excitement when … Continued

Tiny House Movement Gains Momentum in United States

There is a housing trend emerging throughout the country based on people building or buying tiny homes. This tiny-living trend is a social movement where people are downsizing to focus on smaller spaces and simplified living. Tiny Houses come in all shapes, sizes and forms, and the typical small or tiny house is around 100-400 … Continued

Google Sunroof: Automatic solar rooftop analysis

On August 17th, Google announced Project Sunroof, a tool that lets homeowners easily visualize their rooftop solar availability and potential savings. It is currently only available in limited areas (near San Francisco, Boston, and Fresno), but a nationwide rollout is on the horizon. Project Sunroof’s Automatic Rooftop Solar Analysis Project Sunroof makes it much easier to estimate … Continued