Ode to the Pivot! The Best and Worst Pivots in Cleantech History

Ah, the pivot. Did you know that Nokia started out as a paper mill in Finland? Or that Nintendo once made instant rice? Many of the world's leading companies start out in radically different markets. Cleantech is the same. Sales cycles are often slow, technologies don't work as planned, and customer needs are constantly evolving. In… Continue reading Ode to the Pivot! The Best and Worst Pivots in Cleantech History

Enphase Says Share Price Headed ‘To The Moon’ With SunPower Microinverter Acquisition

A month after announcing its surprise acquisition of SunPower’s microinverter business, Enphase said the boost to its AC module partnershiips will buoy its bottom line. After a scary dip in share prices over the past few years and a Nasdaq delisting last summer, the acquisition marks an upward trajectory that will continue, according to Enphase… Continue reading Enphase Says Share Price Headed ‘To The Moon’ With SunPower Microinverter Acquisition

Solar Loans to Become No. 1 Consumer Finance Solution for Residential Solar in 2018

2018 is the year of the solar loan. Despite rising interest rates affecting all consumer lending, GTM Research forecasts in its latest report, Bringing Scale, Profitability and Value to the Residential Solar Market, that solar lending will become the No. 1 consumer finance solution for residential solar systems in 2018. Source: Bringing Scale, Profitability and Value to… Continue reading Solar Loans to Become No. 1 Consumer Finance Solution for Residential Solar in 2018

Exclusive: Top EPA Official Lays Out Policy Priorities Post Pruitt

Scott Pruitt is officially out at the Environmental Protection Agency. Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler has stepped in as acting administrator. What does this mean for U.S. climate policy? We asked a top EPA official. In this episode, Mandy Gunasekara, principal deputy assistant administrator at the EPA Office of Air and Radiation, joins us in-studio… Continue reading Exclusive: Top EPA Official Lays Out Policy Priorities Post Pruitt

Trump’s Trade War Triggers a Tesla Price Spike in China

A burgeoning trade war has already affected Tesla’s business in the world’s largest electric vehicle market, China. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods Friday, and China retaliated in kind. Trump has threatened a 20 percent tariff on imported cars; China went ahead and included automobiles in its list, raising… Continue reading Trump’s Trade War Triggers a Tesla Price Spike in China