residential solar

Getting to the bottom of the EEI and NRDC statement on net metering

Written by Jeff Ressler


The Edison Electric Institute (“EEI”) and the Natural Resource Defense Council (“NRDC”) recently issued a joint statement targeted to state utility regulators “to advance support for utility policies that enhance the electric power grid for the benefit of all electricity … Continued

Infographic: Keeping Track of Solar

Written by Scott Tewel


2013 saw record-breaking solar growth in the U.S.—an increase of 41% over 2012—and 2014 is expected to see even larger gains. With more than 440,000 solar electric systems operating across the U.S. today, keeping track of these distributed resources is … Continued

2014 solar trends episode 3: Solar Financing – A New Hope

Written by Mark Liffmann


Financing has been with solar since its earliest days. Before the lease and the power purchase agreement (PPA), residential solar customers would often purchase systems with cash. Cash payments are a form of financing, as the customer is choosing to … Continued

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