Solar Power International 2015: Solar in Disneyland

Disneyland provided the backdrop for the Solar Power International (SPI) conference in Anaheim this year. As the biggest solar-focused conference in the U.S., exhibiting at SPI provides a great opportunity to find out firsthand what is on the mind of the industry—that is, when we’re not having fun with our friends at Disney California Adventure. … Continued

U.S. solar trends: 2015 edition

As everyone recovers from their New Year’s Eve festivities, shakes off the cobwebs and gets back to work, it’s time for our annual look at trends and predictions for the coming year. Who knows if we’ll be right, but it’s always fun to prognosticate. Here are the three big solar trends we see for 2015. … Continued

New York State solar incentive programs consolidated into NY-Sun

This month, under direction from the New York State Governor’s office, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and PSEG Long Island (now operating Long Island Power Authority’s electric system) merged their solar incentive programs under one umbrella: the NY-Sun Incentive Program. The program, funded by the $1 billion NY-Sun initiative, provides … Continued

Intersolar North America 2014: The year of O&M and bankability

I often hear complaints that solar tradeshows aren’t offering much that is new and exciting—but I beg to differ. Every year I see trends emerging—trends that are often overlooked until months after the show. Intersolar North America was no exception. This year I was struck by the emerging focus on quality, bankability, and operations and maintenance (O&M). … Continued