2018 was a year of ups and downs for the solar industry. From the impact of the Trump Administration’s tariff on imported solar panels to the new technologies unveiled at Solar Power International, and from the emergence of home battery energy storage technologies to changes in solar programs in Massachusetts, New York, Illinois and beyond, EnergySage has been with you every step of the way.
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, we take a look at the federal climate report released this Thanksgiving, as well as an intriguing patent filed by Tesla.
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, Walt Disney World turns to a brand new solar panel installation for clean electricity and Tesla takes initial steps towards a new Gigafactory in China.
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, the Los Angeles Lakers partner with LG to install solar panels, and Tesla looks to set a world record for rooftop solar installations at their Gigafactory 1 in Nevada.
In this week’s Solar News Roundup, Tesla is struggling to hit solar roof production goals, and Chinese researchers make significant progress in organic solar cell research.
One of the most important decisions you make when installing solar is which company will provide and install your panels. There are a few large solar players who are always mentioned in conversations about solar panel companies and your options for installation. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of these big players and if you should consider working with them for your home solar project.
(Note: in June 2018, Tesla announced they will be ending their partnership with Home Depot. They are pulling out of Home Depot stores, and selling their products exclusively through their own website and stores.)
In February 2018, Tesla announced a partnership with home-improvement giant Home Depot to sell and promote Tesla Energy solar installations. As a result, we’ve been receiving lots of questions about the new Tesla Home Depot partnership from shoppers on the EnergySage Solar Marketplace.
Through the partnership, Tesla will be setting up large displays of Tesla Energy products so that shoppers can see them up close in about 800 stores across the country. Displays will be staffed with Tesla Energy employees to answer questions and talk to shoppers about installing solar.
If you’re a homeowner, you’ve probably experienced unwanted calls from telemarketers trying to sell you products and services. The solar industry isn’t immune to this problem: some of the largest nationwide companies installing solar have historically relied on aggressive telemarketing practices to grow their businesses. Companies like SolarCity have been on the receiving end of many consumer complaints about their telemarketing tactics. A recent class action lawsuit against SolarCity (now part of Tesla Energy) addresses the company’s alleged violation of Federal telemarketing rules.
For the U.S. solar industry, 2016 will be remembered as the year that solar first hit the energy mainstream. In this post, we’re highlighting the major moments that made 2016 a solar year to remember – plus a few things that we’re looking forward to in 2017. Continue reading