A Breakdown of Tesla’s Solar and Storage Delays and Deliveries

Tesla is facing blowback after numerous reports of delayed solar and energy storage installations. The company was excoriated in a recent Business Insider story for failing to meet delivery timelines for the solar roof and Powerwall home battery product. Several current and former Tesla salespeople quoted in the article said that customers are facing long… Continue reading A Breakdown of Tesla’s Solar and Storage Delays and Deliveries

South Carolina Solar Companies Seek Compromise Deal as Net Metering Caps Hit

As solar companies feared, South Carolina’s rooftop solar market is slowing down as utilities in the state begin to hit their net metering caps. Last week, Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) announced that it has reached its 2 percent cap for net-metered solar systems in Upstate South Carolina. The utility says more than 5,000 solar systems… Continue reading South Carolina Solar Companies Seek Compromise Deal as Net Metering Caps Hit

How Utilities Can Align 20-Year Resource Plans With Distributed Solar, EVs and More

In a striking move earlier this year, Arizona regulators did not endorse the state’s major utilities’ long-term resource plans. The rebuke of the utilities’ integrated resource plans (IRPs) came along with a short-term freeze on new natural gas plants larger than 150 megawatts. In the two years since the IRPs began to form, the cost… Continue reading How Utilities Can Align 20-Year Resource Plans With Distributed Solar, EVs and More

It’s Time for the Solar Industry to Embrace Window Shoppers

Solar installers invest significant time and resources into educating their potential customers. And it can be a truly frustrating experience when all that effort doesn’t eventually translate into a sale. We’ve heard it all: consumers are “fence sitters,” “tire kickers” and “window shoppers.” In fact, one of the most common laments we hear from solar… Continue reading It’s Time for the Solar Industry to Embrace Window Shoppers

Apple Launches a New Clean Energy Fund in China With Suppliers

Apple announced earlier this year that it has officially achieved its 100 percent renewable energy goal. But the tech giant’s climate action plan did not stop there. Today, Apple announced a new clean energy investment fund in China that seeks to develop more than 1 gigawatt of renewable energy — or the equivalent of powering nearly… Continue reading Apple Launches a New Clean Energy Fund in China With Suppliers