CSI program wind-down doesn’t mean the end of solar in California

Written by Scott Tewel


As the California Solar Initiative General Market program—the largest PV incentive program in the U.S.—winds down, an interesting solar landscape is emerging in California. A number of incentive programs large and small continue to support solar adoption in the state, … Continued

Solar shines bright on Mexico at Solar World Congress 2013

Written by Mark Liffmann


The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress may be an international event, but this year, Mexico stole the show. Not only was it hosted by the Asociación Nacional de Energía Solar (ANES)—Mexico’s leading solar association—in Cancun this November, … Continued

Power from solar: how much can you expect?

Written by Adam Kankiewicz


Determining whether solar is right for you depends in large part on the amount of solar resource available where you live. Each month, we generate the PV Power Map using SolarAnywhere® irradiance data. These maps provide more than just an … Continued

Reflections on SPI: 3 signs the solar industry is maturing

Written by Mark Liffmann


Each year, Solar Power International (SPI) gives us the opportunity to take stock of the U.S. solar industry. This year’s event, held in Chicago Oct. 21-24, was no different. The 2013 version of “North America’s premier business-to-business event for professionals in … Continued

Case study: Forecasting production of 170,000+ distributed PV systems

Written by Skip Dise


Falling photovoltaic (PV) system prices along with financing and installation innovations are driving continued rooftop solar growth—expected to be 30% in 2013 as reported by GTM Research. These customer-sited power generation resources are increasingly impacting operations, from the local utility … Continued