New Jersey releases proposal for solar incentive successor program

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today released the draft Capstone Report for the State’s next-generation Solar Successor program. The draft report, developed by consultants Cadmus Group, presents preliminary findings regarding the incentive levels necessary to support continued robust solar development in New Jersey while lowering costs to the State’s four million ratepayers.… […]

MOTIVE expands solar services with acquisition of DS Energy Solutions

MOTIVE, a design and construction services provider, acquired DS Energy Solutions to offer customers a turnkey solar power solution. Effective July 1, 2020, MOTIVE acquired DS Energy Solutions assets, employees and customer contracts, but the company will continue to operate as DS Energy Solutions, a division of MOTIVE. DS Energy Solutions, founded in 2007, specializes… […]

New 99-home coastal community from Pearl Homes to function as virtual power plant

Home builder Pearl Homes has named Compass Development Marketing Group as the exclusive real estate agent for Hunters Point, the 148-unit coastal lifestyle community soon to be constructed in Cortez, Florida, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. As a “smart community,” the 99 residential properties, along with the resort, hotel units and common areas, will together… […]

Durbin Introduces America’s Clean Future Fund Act

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced America’s Clean Future Fund Act, a bill aimed at spurring job creation by investing in a clean energy economy, achieving critical reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, facilitating a fair transition for workers from declining energy sectors and renewing the U.S.’ commitment to technology, innovation and a sustainable future.  […]

New SolSmart report helps local governments benefit from solar and EV infrastructure

A new report from the national SolSmart program shows how local governments can accelerate and enhance clean energy outcomes by promoting both solar PV deployment and EV infrastructure. The report, “Solar and Electric Vehicles: A Guide for Local Governments,” provides a roadmap for municipalities, counties and regional organizations to maximize the benefits of these two… […]

Generac Expands its PWRcell Product Line

Generac Power Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of energy technology solutions and other power products, has introduced new products and capabilities to the PWRcell product line that offer its customers a whole-home solar backup power solution. The newly introduced products include the PWRcell Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) with integrated load management, new higher-capacity batteries […]

New Mosaic residential solar loan option requires no payment for first year

Mosaic, a provider of financing solutions for residential solar and energy-efficient home improvement projects in the U.S., announced the launch of a new solar financing offering: PowerSwitch ZERO. The loan keeps cash in homeowners’ pockets with no payments required during the 12-month promotional period preceding a 10-, 15- or 20-year repayment period. It’s an industry… […]

4 ways a solar design service can boost solar sales

By Allison Ruedig, freelance copywriter, Aurora Solar Even before social distancing drastically expanded remote work, remote PV system design was a smart choice. According to NREL, remote solar design software can reduce solar costs by up to $0.17/W. However, remotely designing a PV system requires a reliable 3D model to provide an accurate calculation of the system’s potential… […]