solar energy industry

Commercial Solar Rebounds: Large Corporate Installations Up 60% in 2015

December 2, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

Commercial Solar Recovery and Growth

Two years ago, Greentech Media reported, “U.S. companies are adopting solar power faster than ever before,” based on a survey of commercial solar installations from the Solar Energy Industries Association. At the time, commercial solar installations were up more than 40 percent from the year before.[read more]

A Solar System Is Installed in America Every 2.5 Minutes

January 14, 2015 by Stephen Lacey

Solar Installation Speeding Up

In 2013, we reported that a solar installation was being completed every four minutes in America. Installation volumes have increased considerably since then. According to new data, the U.S. solar industry completed a project every two and a half minutes in 2014, which were the result of $15 billion in investment.[read more]

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

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

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

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]