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How to Elect a Solar-Friendly President in 2016

Immigration and income inequality have dominated the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to such an extent that voters may hear little about climate change and solar energy before Election Day. That would be a shame. The person who occupies the White House will have a major impact on the future of solar energy. Barack Obama certainly did.

Local Veteran Gets Solar Power on His Home Through Nonprofit Partnership

GRID Alternatives and HeroHomes team up to save money for a veteran family with equipment and system design & engineering donated by Standard Solar

Solar Takes Off the Training Wheels

The global solar market has moved beyond its early, uncertain, freewheeling days. The luxury of behaving like start-ups has passed, and major firms in solar need to “grow up.” That at least was the message from top executives at Solar Power International (SPI), the industry’s largest trade show, in Las Vegas.

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Standard Solar Installs 9MW of Solar on High-Density Urban Rooftops in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Tony Clifford transitions to Chief Development Officer to reflect an increasingly critical role in project development, corporate strategy and policy

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."