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Arizona Public Service Enters the Rooftop Solar Business: Good for Installers or a Trojan Horse?

August 5, 2014 by Stephen Lacey

Arizona Public Service has had a rocky relationship with the solar industry. The utility has been criticized for funding a smear campaign against solar firms, harangued by installers for pushing fees on net metering customers, and blasted for supporting property taxes on all solar projects in the state.[read more]

SolarCity Quietly Moving to Loans and Customer-Owned Solar

July 30, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Solar Business Change

Officially, SolarCity, Sunrun and Vivint do not offer loans for the residential photovoltaic systems that they help finance and install. Unofficially, it's another story. These market-leading firms make their money with residential solar leases and power-purchase agreements. And business is pretty good.[read more]

How Solar Finance is Driving Solar Businesses to Change

June 27, 2014 by Nigel Morris

At the risk of sounding like an old man with graying whiskers, I can remember giving a presentation more than a decade ago about how we needed to stop thinking in terms of capital cost and think about price per kilowatt hour when it comes to selling solar.[read more]