April 2015

HOA

4-19-2015 Before Going Solar: Five Tips for Surviving Your HOA

Homeowners Associations (HOAs) are an inevitable part of living in planned neighborhoods. They generally exist to protect property value and ensure that neighborhoods look nice. However, in their quest to preserve their domains, some HOAs dismiss homeowners’ rights to choose their energy source. Homeowners interested in...

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concept design, save money

4-14-2015 Solar Concept Designs Make Interconnection Easy

Interconnection can be a lengthy, sometimes frustrating process. The average wait time for processing an interconnection application is about four weeks. However, it’s not uncommon for some installers and homeowners to wait over eight weeks to get the all clear. Several factors influence the time it...

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best practices guides

4-09-2015 NREL Releases Two Solar Best Practices Guides

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released its two part Best Practices Guides last week. The first guide, Best Practices in PV System Installation, covers contractor qualifications and installation best practices. The second guide, Best Practices in PV Systems Operations and Maintenance, is designed to give...

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Solaredge

4-07-2015 SolarEdge Goes Public, Poised for Growth

Israel-based solar power electronics company SolarEdge has gone public and is now listed on the Nasdaq under the SEDG symbol. Through its initial public offering (IPO), the company managed to raise $126 million. SolarEdge offered seven million shares of stock at $18 a piece. If...

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4-02-2015 GreenLancer Appears in Energy Gang Podcast

Does the US solar industry need the Federal Tax Credit? If it expires and isn't renewed, what will solar installation contractors do to reduce costs? GreenLancer was mentioned on Greentech Media's (GTM) weekly podcast, The Energy Gang, as a possible solution. The show features discussion...

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