What are Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs)?

Homeowners who produce solar energy on their property can generate solar renewable energy certificates (often called SRECs or RECs) based on the amount of clean energy their solar panels generate. These SRECs can then be sold to companies or utilities looking to offset their own carbon emissions or to meet renewable energy targets. 

SREC marketplaces don’t […]

February 26th, 2024|Categories: Clean Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Policy, Solar, Solar miscellaneous, Solar Sales & Marketing||

What is the Purpose of Manufacturer’s Warranties?

When prospective solar customers are making financial decisions about their solar equipment, understanding the purpose and coverage of manufacturer warranties is crucial for ensuring peace of mind and long-term reliability. These warranties serve as a promise from manufacturers to stand behind their products, offering protection against defects, performance issues, and unexpected failures. 

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What is the Residential Clean Energy Credit and IRS Form 5695?

If a homeowner is purchasing solar for their home in the United States, undoubtedly, they will want to apply for the Residential Clean Energy Credit. Solar sales professionals need to understand the basics of this tax credit, so that it can be clearly explained to prospective residential solar customers. Of course, all customers should still […]

February 12th, 2024|Categories: Solar, Solar Business Growth, Solar miscellaneous, Solar Sales & Marketing||

New Course Announcement: Solar Construction Safety

According to the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Solar Jobs Census, as of December 2022, there were over 263,000 solar workers in the United States. Across the solar industry, 34% of workers were in installation or repair, which equates to around 88,000 workers. In the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, it is […]

February 9th, 2024|Categories: Safety, Solar, Solar Design & Installation, Solar miscellaneous||

The Ultimate Guide to NABCEP’s New Energy Storage Installation Professional (ESIP) Certification

The NABCEP Energy Storage Installation Professional (ESIP) Board Certification was created for experienced energy storage professionals who have demonstrated knowledge in energy storage system development, design, installation, commissioning and decommissioning, and operation & maintenance (O&M). Successful ESIP candidates work in a variety of roles in PV and energy storage.

Are you ready to demonstrate your expertise […]