solar energy market

Itron's Solar Gateway: Grid Edge Intelligence for the Solar Market

October 26, 2015 by Jeff St. John

Itron and the Grid Edge

For the past year, smart-meter maker Itron and partner Cisco have been working on a transformative concept for the grid edge -- a single, standards-based platform that can connect everything from Linux-enabled grid routers and smart meters to simple, battery-powered sensors, and a myriad of devices in between.[read more]

Capital Keeps Pouring Into Booming US Residential Solar Energy Market

April 9, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Residential Solar Energy Investment

The residential solar installation and finance market is remaking itself through new alliances, vertical integration and hybrid sales channels, as well as with access to increasingly cheaper capital. We are in a post-CSI era and yet installation prices continue to fall.[read more]

3 Models That Could Help Utilities Make Money From Solar Energy

March 3, 2014 by Martin LaMonica

When the world wide web first came onto the scene, the dominant supplier of proprietary software, Microsoft, was forced to adopt the internet to stay relevant. Could there be a lesson here for utilities grappling with the disruptive nature of distributed technologies like solar?[read more]

Better Racking Drives Down Solar Energy's Soft Costs

January 5, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Better Racking


Researchers used classic time-and-motion study methods to directly observe and document costs incurred by installation labor; permitting, inspection, and interconnection; customer acquisition; financing costs; and installer-integrator margin factors.[read more]

5 Countries You (Probably) Didn't Know Were Going Solar

December 25, 2013 by Jeremy Gottlieb

Going Solar

Solar energy has the power to change lives. In developing countries around the world, solar panels are offering a way to provide off-grid villages with clean electricity to drastically improve the quality of life among their inhabitants.[read more]

Japan's Solar Energy Market Surge Blows Away Earlier Forecasts

November 13, 2013 by Herman Trabish

Japan Solar Market Surge

The newly projected 350 percent growth of Japan’s solar market from 2012 to 2013 dwarfs estimates made earlier this year. The latest forecast is almost a full gigawatt higher than the 5.3 gigawatts expected by analysts earlier this year.[read more]

How to Market Solar Energy to Women , and Why It's Important

November 11, 2013 by Rosana Francescato

Solar Energy and Women

There’s a lot of discussion in the solar industry these days about how to reach consumers. With less than 1% of power in the U.S. coming from solar, we’re talking about a huge untapped market. And most people still have misconceptions about solar power.[read more]