September means one thing in the solar industry: Solar Power International (SPI). EnergySage sent a team to this year’s version of the industry’s largest trade show in Salt Lake City, where we reconnected with old partners, met many new ones, checked in on the last year of evolution on solar, and learned about where the industry is headed over the coming quarters or even years. Here are our primary takeaways from the show.Continue reading
This week, EnergySage released our ninth Solar Marketplace Intel Report™. The publicly available report provides data on the state of the solar market nationwide and at the state level. In this report, we introduced a number of new analyses, from a direct comparison of EnergySage quote data to installed cost data nationally, to a breakdown of the quality of equipment quoted and installed both on and off the EnergySage Marketplace. A couple of key takeaways are outlined below, and we look forward to your analysis and feedback on the report.Continue reading
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, the U.S. utility solar pipeline hits a new high watermark, and California boosts battery incentives for homes vulnerable to wildfire-caused power outages.Continue reading
Reading Time: 3 minutesWe are very excited to release a brand-new online tool for the solar industry: the EnergySage Buyer’s Guide – a first of its kind tool to allow consumers to research, compare and evaluate the price and quality of solar panels, inverters and batteries. To introduce you to our new product, I would like to give you some context for why we built the Buyer’s Guide and describe how we anticipate solar shoppers and industry stakeholders alike to use it.
Reading Time: 2 minutesDo you need to convince a naysayer about why they should go solar? Here are four videos you can pass on to inform friends about some of the important benefits of solar panel systems.
Reading Time: 3 minutesWe at EnergySage are very excited to introduce to you our newest online, educational tool: the EnergySage Buyer’s Guide. Launched earlier this month, the Buyer’s Guide is a first-of-its-kind educational tool for researching and comparing different solar equipment. As a part of the product release announcement, we want to provide an explanation of what the Buyer’s Guide is, describe how you can use it, and offer some ways you might find it useful.
Reading Time: 2 minutesDo you have the next big idea in solar but need money to turn your idea into reality? The US Department of Energy is accepting bids through July 16 for the first stage of the American-Made Solar Prize, which provides $3 million in cash prizes to solar entrepreneurs at different stages of business growth. If you have an idea for how to improve solar manufacturing in the US, now’s the time to apply!
Reading Time: 2 minutesJust getting started on your solar project, and want to learn more about the technology? Here are four videos to watch to quickly learn the solar basics:
Reading Time: 2 minutesIn this week’s Solar News Roundup, Canadian Solar secures their largest panel order in company history, and Maryland passes a new clean energy bill with the governor calling for even more ambitious renewable generation targets.
Reading Time: 3 minutesYou may have heard of fiber optics in reference to internet connection, but the technology can also be used for indoor lighting. In this article, we’ll discuss solar fiber optic lighting, a way to use the sun to naturally light up indoor spaces without windows.