Industry news - curated by CEO, Boaz Soifer
Solar Wakeup, August 28, 2017
Boaz note: And now, one of the most revered voices in renewable energy and energy efficiency, Amory Lovins.
Bloomberg, September 18, 2017
Boaz note: A peek behind the curtain of the trade case.
GTM, September 22, 2017
Boaz note: Discipline is difficult, especially in a technology company. What does the road to profitability entail?
GTM, August 10, 2017
Boaz note: In case anyone is wondering how the solar eclipse will impact pv generation:
Ecogeneration, July 31st, 2017
Boaz note: Here's an article from our solar brethren down under - seems they are also dealing with the separation of sales from contracting, and share some good advice for both types of specialists.
GTM, July 25, 2017
Boaz note: End of an era. I did not know Eric personally, but I know that his work has impacted *everyone* in solar - which is a most unusual thing indeed.
High Tech Strategies, 25 JULY 2017
Boaz note: How does "Crossing the Chasm thinking" apply to residential solar?
Energy.gov Blog, SunShot Iniative
Boaz note: The US DOE's Sunshot Initiative just awarded over $46M in grants to 48 companies. Here are the winners.
Greentech Media, July 10, 2017
Boaz note: When Sunrun reports its sales growth, does it account for one-off purchases of distressed assets? What is SunRun's organic growth rate?
Solar Pro, July/August, 2017
Boaz note: Finding and winning commercial projects is a discipline. Here are some thoughts on how to succeed in the C&I market from Marvin Harmon, PE.
GTM, June 20, 2017
Boaz note: Managing working capital and increasing business efficiency will be key for solar contractors to sustain in a slower-growth environment.
Forbes, May 17th, 2017
Boaz note: Nice (though not totally accurate) overview of Tesla's market position and the industry as a whole.
GTM, June 14th, 2017
Nice overview of Enphase battery systems from Barry Cinnamon.
Boaz note: pretty darned interesting analysis of energy's role in economic models. Anyone interested in the true economic impact of transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables might find it thought-provoking.
GTM, May 18th, 2017
Boaz note: wondering why the solar coaster is especially loopy this year? Here's a nice market overview from GTM
GTM, May 20th, 2017
Boaz note: Solar contractors, especially in CA, will doubtless be receiving end-user inquiries about Tesla's solar roof. This article explains the unknowns.
GTM, May 12, 2017
Boaz note: A survey of 488 solar contractors reveals some interesting possibilities about their shared priorities. I wonder if the emphasis on customer acquisition, and relatively lower emphasis on operational efficiency, is a reaction to market slowdowns?
GTM April 28, 2017
Boaz note: interesting comments on the state of industry health.
Jim Jenal, Run on Sun, April 30th, 2017
Boaz Soifer note: nice blog post from Jim on the new Suniva-initiated trade case.
GTM, April 19, 2017
Boaz note: interesting read on solar customer demographics including data from PowerScout, "the first AI-enabled marketplace for sustainable smart home improvement."
GTM, February 13, 2017
Boaz note: nice article about how local solar contractors can strategize making money in a $2/W universe.
GTM, April 11th, 2017
Keith Ostwald note: Excellent read! Not everything tracks, in our opinion, but excellent food for thought.
PV Magazine, March 30th, 2017
Boaz note: quality matters to long-term industry health.
Market Watch, March 30th, 2017
Boaz note: Nice macro view of renewable energy market potential.
Bloomberg Markets, March 25th, 2017
Boaz note: It’s not the best time to be a midsize U.S. rooftop solar company.
Aurora Solar Blog, March 23, 2017
Boaz note: Nice blog post on the evolution of solar financing from our friends at Aurora Solar.
Aurora Solar Blog - March 21st, 2017
Boaz note: For those not living with it yet, here is a nice post from our friends at Aurora on how time-of-use metering works.
Photon.info, March 21st, 2017
Boaz note: Falling prices impacting all. levels. of. the. value. chain. Volume up 11% year over year, revenue down 18%. Profit from black to red. Ouch.
In this first official Lookback episode, the team chats with Chad Waits from Net Zero about market uncertainty due to local and national regulations.
Industry analyst Paula Mints and CEO Boaz Soifer share their thoughts on the latest round of Suniva Section 201 trade case recommendations. [Podcast w/ transcript]