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A Deeper Look into the Fragmented Residential Solar Market

June 9, 2015 by Lucas Davis
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Solar Market Fragmentation

Who sells residential solar PV in California? How many companies operate in this market? What fraction of the market is controlled by the largest companies? How is this changing over time? In this post we look at data from the California Solar Initiative to better understand the structure of this market.[read more]

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Maryland's SREC Market: Nothing to be Crabby About

Maryland Energy Market Innovation

Despite consistently ranking in the top 15 state solar markets, Maryland flies under the radar for developers. Due to moderate electricity prices and thin margins, the Maryland market doesn't command the same level of attention as do the frothy markets of California, Massachusetts, or New Jersey.[read more]

Is Home Efficiency Financing About to Eclipse the Solar Financing Market?

February 27, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

Property-assessed clean energy (PACE) loans for homes rebounded in a very big way last year. PACE looks to continue to gain steam in the coming year, but it is being joined by other investment vehicles bringing new life to residential energy efficiency.[read more]

Friday Energy Facts: Solar Photovoltaic Output Depends on Orientation, Tilt, and Tracking

November 21, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy
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PV Positioning and Efficiency

Because PV panels are able to capture more solar energy when they are pointed directly at the sun, installers may configure systems to optimize output by adjusting the orientation and tilt of a system, or by using mechanisms that track the sun as it traverses the sky.[read more]

How Micro-Inverters are Changing Solar Energy Business Models

April 26, 2014 by Nigel Morris
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Micro-Inverters and Solar

Someone asked me a great question recently: “I know you're a fan of micro-inverters. How big do you really think their share of the market will be?” Its a great question because plenty of excellent products never really take off because they don’t have the engineering, sales, and market mix right.[read more]