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Standard Solar Ranks in Top 15 Percent on Solar Power World Top 500 Solar Contractors List — Recognized for Providing Jobs and Clean Energy

ROCKVILLE, MD—August 22, 2016 — Solar power is a booming business worldwide, but nationwide solar developer, installer and financier, Standard Solar, is among the companies recently named to an annual and well-recognized list of North America’s top solar contractors. Standard Solar achieved a rank of 74 out of 500 solar companies. The company has consistently achieved an exemplary ranking since the list was launched in 2011.

How U.S. Solar Is Doing So Far This Year – And What The Industry Needs To Do Ahead

The passage of the federal investment tax credit (ITC) extension in December provided the U.S. solar industry with long-overdue economic stability. Everyone took a deep breath and prepared for a phenomenal 2016.

Opportunities, Strategies & Best Practices for Electrical Balance of Systems Optimization

As module prices have fallen—dropping roughly from $4 per watt in 2006 to $0.60 per watt in 2016—the costs for BOS components in general and electrical BOS (eBOS) components in particular have become a larger percentage of installed PV system costs. Moreover, the industry has largely identified and leveraged the low-hanging fruit of eBOS cost reductions, such as increasing the nominal system voltage on nonresidential systems from 600 Vdc to 1,000 Vdc and making widespread use of aluminum rather than copper conductors on large-scale systems. So where will eBOS cost reductions come from next?

Consolidation Will Spur Future C&I Success for Solar

By Scott Wiater - Revolutions in financing have cemented solar energy as a mainstay of U.S. energy production in the residential and utility market segments. But one segment of the solar market still struggling to find its footing among finance professionals is the commercial and industrial (C&I) segment.

Solar’s Next Challenge? Riding Out the Turbulence

By Scott Wiater, President - "Despite the sustained and nearly unprecedented growth in solar installations in recent years, current news surrounding SunEdison’s bankruptcy and other underperforming public companies, combined with the state-level utility/solar squabbles over net-metering, has some potential customers nervous about investing in solar."

Lessons Learned: 3 Tips to Ensure a Successful Commercial Microgrid

By C.J. Colavito, Director of Engineering, Standard Solar

Dominion powering education (literally and figuratively)

Dominion subsidiary Dominion Virginia Power and Standard Solar have completed the largest single rooftop array in Virginia -- a 1 MW (dc) solar array at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, Va.

Solyndra vs. SunEdison: 2 Bankruptcies Show How Solar Has Changed

When solar manufacturer Solyndra went belly up in 2011, it led to a full-blown Washington scandal, with congressional hearings and accusations of White House wrongdoing. Solyndra became a one-word expletive that tagged the young solar industry as a boondoggle.