Pick My Solar marketplace easily provides project pipeline for residential installers

With panel and other solar equipment prices bottoming out, the focus across the industry has been (and will continue to be) on reducing soft costs. Lead generation and marketing can be high-cost efforts for any residential solar installer, no matter the location. It’d be nice if you didn’t have to do either, and signed contracts

IDT arc fault detector helps protect solar installations from fire hazards

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) introduced a single-chip photovoltaic DC arc fault detector to help protect against fire hazards in solar power systems. The ZNRG2061 is a system-on-chip (SoC) built around the IDT ArcWizard trainable algorithm, which ensures reliable signaling of arc faults while avoiding nuisance tripping. The ZNRG2061 is designed for implementation in PV solar

Graphic Products offers complete solar labeling kit for installers and manufacturers

Labeling components of a solar PV system is not only a good idea for asset management and inventory, but it’s also critical to maintain safety. Firefighters rely on solar labels to identify hazards, installation type and shutoff location during an emergency. Graphic Products has bundled everything the PV installer may need to make the process

BriteStreet Energy now carrying SunModo mounting products

SunModo Corp.  announced the appointment of BriteStreet as its new full stocking distributor. Commenting on the new partnership, SunModo CEO Rick Campfield said, “SunModo and BriteStreet have built a strong relationship over the past few years. With the increased brand recognition of both companies and the growth of the solar industry, the timing is right

Sunworks launches PowerPay mobile referral app

Sunworks, a provider of solar power solutions for commercial and residential markets, announced the launch of Sunworks PowerPay™ Mobile App. ‘PowerPay’ is an affiliate referral program that rewards individuals and companies for encouraging those within their centers of influences and networks to consider solar applications via Sunworks. The Sunworks ‘PowerPay’ App is available in Apple’s App

Quick Mount PV starts new monthly podcast for solar installers

Quick Mount PV is proud to present Solar Roof Talk, a monthly podcast series for rooftop solar installers and others in the solar industry. The show is hosted by solar industry veterans–Jeff Spies, senior director of policy, and Susan Stark, NABCEP-certified PV technical sales professional and product specialist. In this first episode, Jeff and Sue discuss

New SEIA initiative aims to inform and protect solar consumers

The Solar Energy Industries Association, the national trade association for the solar industry, is launching a nationwide consumer education campaign to inform and protect solar consumers while further simplifying the process of going solar. Building on its comprehensive efforts over the last two years in the area of consumer protection, SEIA today released a suite

What is a solar power purchase agreement?

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) can be a great tool for financing solar projects, especially in the commercial market. Here, we’ve reshared a blog from SunPower to explain some PPA basics.  A solar PPA is one of several ways businesses and public entities can pay for solar. Organizations should weigh the pros and cons of solar

ORIX partners with IGS Solar to expand solar investments

ORIX USA, a division of integrated financial services group ORIX Corporation, announced a partnership with IGS Solar, a turnkey commercial and residential solar provider. Together, ORIX and IGS will develop, acquire and operate a nationwide portfolio of commercial and industrial solar energy generation products across the United States. Committed to growing its renewable energy business

Appraising sunrays: How to value solar on residential rooftops

Sandra Adomatis is on a quest to unite appraisers and installers so solar is properly valued on homes. Adomatis is an appraiser in Punta Gorda, Florida, and is considered an expert in green valuation. She is one of the authors of the SunShot study Selling into the sun: Price premium analysis of a multi-state dataset