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?
PV Magazine, July 12, 2017
Boaz note: How are various States driving the evolution of net-metering policies?
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.
MPTY Podcast, June 26th, 2017
Boaz note: Pam Cargill hits some of the solar industry's most pressing topics
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.
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