Sunlight Financial to fund solar loans for 20,000 homeowners

Sunlight Financial, a leading provider of financing for residential solar systems, and Tech CU (Technology Credit Union), a credit union based in Silicon Valley, today announced the expansion of their partnership and residential solar loan program.  Tech CU will commit up to $500 million for about 20,000 more loans originated by Sunlight’s national network of installers. “We are

Distributor RENVU now carrying Solaria solar modules

The Solaria PowerXT residential solar modules are now being distributed by RENVU, a leading solar equipment distributor headquartered in Mountain View, California. Solaria’s sleek, high-efficiency PowerXT 320/330-Wp residential module (60-cell equivalent) is one of the industry’s most bankable solar products. “RENVU is extremely focused on offering the market the highest quality solar products at the

SolarMax Technology forms marketing partnership with USC Athletics

SolarMax Technology’s brand presence will grow larger over the next five years, thanks to a newly formed marketing partnership with University of Southern California (USC) Athletics. The multi-channel program includes numerous branding elements, including stadium signage, radio advertising, social media, digital marketing as well as event-based community outreach focused on solar and renewable energy. The

Solar arrays abuzz thanks to new pollinator-friendly vegetation initiative

Photos of ground-mounted solar farms often depict shiny panels staked in barren, brown ground. For communities hesitant to accept and support solar, these photos can leave the impression that solar causes damage to land. “Images of California and desert-sited solar arrays are so common that many people begin to think, what did the PV solar

3 things to look for if you outsource solar O&M

Outsourcing O&M is a great idea because it allows the asset-owner to focus on diversification, returns and scale. However it would work well only if the owners get the most competent people to work on maximizing the throughput of the installations. Affording in-house O&M can be expensive. Therefore, outsourcing solar O&M is not just about technology and techniques, it’s

Why system testing matters for utility solar project financing

By: Rebecca Rogers Chilton, Domain Expert – Renewable Energy, Live Oak Bank More and more, utilities are seeing the advantages of renewables as part of their production mix. This leads to great opportunity–and competition–in the solar space, but first utility developers must secure debt and tax equity financing. System testing is key standard for lenders

New research report finds investments in solar training could save millions in labor costs

Two-thirds of solar installation firms report that difficulty finding qualified applicants is increasing costs and impacting their ability to grow, according to a new research report released by The Solar Foundation, National Administrator of the Solar Training Network. The report also shows that increased investment in post-hire training could reduce labor costs and save the

Florida Power & Light, Veterans Florida encourage veterans to pursue solar jobs

Florida Power & Light Company, Veterans Florida and numerous advocacy organizations and businesses announced a new partnership designed to link U.S. military veterans with careers in solar energy development in Florida. Florida is home to 20 military installations and more than 1.5 million veterans, and in collaboration with these partners, FPL plans to conduct educational

Velocify report finds best companies are purchasing leads at high volume

Velocify, provider of sales acceleration platforms, announced the results of its “Lead Trends Report,” revealing that the fastest-growing companies get better sales results by purchasing leads at a higher volume and price. Based on responses from hundreds of sales and marketing professionals, the report finds that companies still rely on purchased leads more heavily than

The Solar Foundation launches new job, training search platform

The Solar Foundation launched a new platform through the Solar Training Network that connects job seekers with solar employers and training programs. The network is free, and allows users to search by state for an employer, trainer or workforce board. Employers can create a school profile, recruit students and more. Trainers can post classes and connect