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Integrated AC Solar Modules From Big Vendors Gaining Market Acceptance

June 15, 2014 by Herman Trabish

Integrated AC Solar Market Acceptance

Trina Solar and Tigo Energy are claiming that their AC module was just recently added to Clean Power Finance's approved vendor list. The new module is manufactured with a Tigo DC optimizer built into the factory-installed junction box.[read more]

Will Utilities Control Behind-the-Meter Solar Batteries?

April 20, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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Ken Munson, CEO of Stockton, Calif.-based startup Sunverge Energy, doesn’t want you to think of his company’s product as a “battery in a box,” backing up a roof full of solar panels -- even if that’s one very accurate way to describe what it packages up into a closet-sized, UL-certified form.[read more]

These Charts Show How Solar Energy Demand Has Shifted Around the World

January 17, 2014 by Stephen Lacey
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Global Solar Demand Changes

 

In recent years, the global solar market has looked a lot like a monarchy, with Europe reining as king of installations. But Europe is quickly losing its crown as egalitarianism sweeps the industry, bringing a more diversified set of markets around the world.[read more]

In the Competition for Solar Energy Market Dominance, Who Will Prevail?

December 18, 2013 by Rosana Francescato

Solar Industry Market

Will smaller installers survive in tomorrow’s solar market? Scale will give larger companies an advantage when it comes to financing, one of the peskiest issues in solar. But smaller installers could prevail because small businesses are the second-most respected institutions in the U.S., after the military.[read more]

Solar Energy Securitization: A New Frontier

November 23, 2013 by Boyd Arnold

Solar Energy Securitization

Every four minutes, a new solar photovoltaic system is installed in America. By 2016, new installations are expected to occur every 90 seconds. Considering the positive impact that solar has on local and global levels, it is imperative that the industry has access to affordable capital to continue its growth.[read more]

Solar Energy Stocks Are on the Rise

November 17, 2013 by Boyd Arnold
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At a wedding I attended, the flower girl ran across the dance floor and fell flat on her face. She started crying and ran straight to her mother. Ten minutes later she was back on her feet running around stealing the show again. This is the same story that is happening with solar stocks.[read more]