California Energy Progress in Six Charts From the CEC

The California Energy Commission approved and released the 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update last week and commented on the report in a blog post. In addition to impressive statistics on California’s energy progress, the report includes several policy recommendations…

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Would Warren Buffett Put Solar Panels on His Roof?

Warren Buffett has made headlines in the last few years regarding his involvement in the solar industry via Berkshire Hathaway’s ownership of MidAmerican Energy (now a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy).  Most notably, the company’s subsidiary NV Energy battled the…

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San Diego Solar Homes Carry a Premium

There have been a number of studies recently to help consumers understand whether solar panels increase home values with the conclusion that solar homes carry a premium to non-solar homes and the premium is approximately equal to the net cost (after…

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Legislation Proposed in New Mexico to Increase Solar Disclosures

New Mexico Sunset

Photo Credit: Patrice Gillespie Lawmakers in New Mexico have proposed legislation that would increase the transparency requirements of solar companies during the solar sales process. Industry groups are split on the issue with established solar companies supporting the changes noting…

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Solar Leasing Continues to Lose Share to Loans

Recently released data from NYSERDA demonstrates the increasing trend of consumers electing to purchase solar vs. lease (lease or power purchase agreement).  In January in New York, the percentage of residential solar systems purchased was 46%, validating the shift that began…

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National Grid Announces Reforming the Energy Vision Project

National Grid and Utilidata announced a partnership in Clifton Park, NY as part of NY’s REV Demand Reduction Demonstration Project. National Grid will deploy Utilidata’s AdaptiVolt solution that leverages real-time information to optimize distribution delivery voltages to reduce energy usage…

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