APS And Upsolar Offer Financing Package For Residential Customers

APS and Upsolar are teaming up to offer a turnkey solar financing and installation package for residential customers. The partnership unites PV modules from Upsolar and microinverter technology from APS to maximize system output and accelerate homeowners’ return on investment. The package is aimed at homeowners who want to capitalize on the many benefits of

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Home Automation And Solar Makes For Safer, More Efficient Homes

Fluent Home,  provider of home automation and security products, has begun a partnership with Sunrun, a residential solar contractor. This partnership will bring the best of the home security and solar energy worlds together under one roof for California residents. Graham Wood, President of Fluent Home, explains the motivation for expanding into the solar market:

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Verengo Reaches 75 MW Of Installed Solar

Verengo recently announced it has reached 75 MW with its 13,000th residential rooftop installation. Verengo, honored last month by Inc. magazine on their 500|5000 List as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., also announced an expansion plan focusing on key strategic markets on the east and west coasts. “Achieving 75 MW of


Which Generating Technology Has The Greatest Advantage?

In a perfect world, all solar generating technology would work together to form an alliance to challenge conventional energy as well as competing renewable technologies for the hearts, minds and lungs of energy consumers everywhere. In an even more perfect world all renewable technologies would work together to displace conventional sources of energy, including nuclear


SolarCity Expands Massachusetts Operations to North Shore

SolarCity is expanding its Massachusetts operations with a new 10,000 square foot North Shore Operations Center in Wilmington. The new operations center — SolarCity’s third in Massachusetts — brings new jobs to the area and allows the company to keep pace with growing solar demand in the northeastern part of the state. SolarCity makes it possible for many Massachusetts homeowners to install solar panels for free and


Santa Fe Parade Features Three Solar Powered Homes

Positive Energy Solar teamed up with three builders to design sun-powered homes, which are featured in this year’s Santa Fe Parade of Homes, August 15-17 and August 20-22. Parade organizer Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Association (SFAHBA) says nearly every home on the tour meets or exceeds green building standards. “This is a testament to Santa


SolarCity Opens First Nevada Operations in Henderson

SolarCity is expanding its Nevada presence with a new 18,000 square foot Henderson Operations Center. SolarCity will use the operations center as its regional hub to install solar for Nevada residents and businesses, starting this week. Henderson is SolarCity’s first operations center in Nevada — joining two Las Vegas locations that house key administrative divisions for the company. This latest expansion pushes


Sunrun Brings Affordable Home Solar Service To Nevada

Sunrun, a dedicated residential solar company in the United States, announced the availability of its home solar service in Nevada. Through its service, Nevada residents can now get a solar system installed on their home with no money down and begin saving on their electricity bills immediately. Sunrun will design, install, finance, insure, monitor and maintain the

Kelcy Pegler Jr. is now part of the NRG Home Solar team after co-founding Roof Diagnostics Solar. He is a regular Solar Power World contributor.

The Changing Face of the Residential Solar Customer

By Kelcy Pegler Jr., Solar Power World Contributor As a residential solar company, one of the biggest misconceptions we hear is that solar panels are only for the wealthy. Early solar systems were expensive to manufacture and install. As a result, early adopters of solar power had higher incomes in to afford the high expense.


NBA Legend Bill Walton New Voice Of NRG Home Solar

NRG Home Solar has announced that NBA legend and solar enthusiast Bill Walton has signed-on as the voice of the company’s home solar solutions. “Residential solar represents an incredible opportunity for consumers, and NRG Home Solar is leading the charge in making inexpensive and renewable energy accessible to all homeowners with its unique customer-focused business