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The U.S. Solar industry achieved another record year in 2014, growing by 34% over 2013 to install nearly 7,000 megawatts (MW) of solar electric capacity. Within the photovoltaic (PV) sector, over 6,200 MW of capacity was installed, led by the residential and utility segments, which grew by 51% and 38%, respectively. The concentrating solar power segment enjoyed its largest year ever with 767 MW of capacity installed. Together, the solar industry istalled 32% of all new electricity generating capacity in the U.S. – second only to natural gas. This growth is expected to continue, with an additional 20,000 MW of solar capacity projected over the next two years.

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Solar Women Summer Series: Commercial Project Design and Engineering

Shannon Ware is a Commercial Project Design Engineer and NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional at Microgrid Energy, LLC. She is also Certified in Shade Analysis, is a DOE Home Energy Score Qualified Assessor and has completed Energy Technician Training in addition to her professional experience. Ware is owner of Photergy Energy Services in St. Louis and has […]

Solar + Storage: Commercial v. Utility v. Residential

The best solar + storage opportunities for most companies are on large commercial projects. That was my takeaway from a June 2nd call with Wes Kennedy, Joe Schwartz and David Brearley from SolarPro. The utility storage market is hot and happening right now, but the projects are difficult to access for most firms. Design and equipment […]

The Solar Homeowner: Insuring Your Panel(s)

Many homeowners today are making the (energy/cost-efficient and environmentally friendly) switch to solar. In addition to installation and electrical concerns, there is also the critical matter of insuring your solar panel(s) to attend to.

We spoke with Craig Thompson, president of the Massachusetts-based Sampson Insurance Agency with over thirty years of experience in homeowners insurance about buying […]

3 Tax and ITC Considerations for Your Solar Project

In the article below, Chris Lord discusses three important solar tax and solar investment tax credit (ITC) considerations with students in our Solar Executive MBA Training. Chris Lord teaches Solar Executive MBA Training with Keith Cronin.

Both Chris Lord and Keith Cronin have deep expertise at the highest levels of solar business and are committed to being hands-on […]

Solar Women Summer Series: Getting Involved with the D.O.E. SunShot Initiative

The teams at HeatSpring and RenewableEnergyWorld.com are excited to kick off Solar Women Summer Series, a series of interviews featuring women who have taken HeatSpring’s solar courses and other interesting women doing important work in the solar industry. This week we feature Dr. Lidija Sekaric, Director of the Technology to Market Program at the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.

 

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