The United States’ largest dedicated residential solar company announced this week that it is expanding its home solar service into the state of Wisconsin, which represents the first time a national residential solar company is serving the Midwest.
The US Solar Energy Industries Association has launched a nationwide consumer education campaign in an effort to inform and protect solar consumers with the fundamentals of solar, while also further simplifying the process of choosing to go solar.
Brooklyn-based solar company Pvilion is leading the charge to put solar everywhere. Their projects range from building covers to small consumer items. “We’re looking at solar as a building material that can be used in a lot of different contexts,” says CEO Colin Touhey.
LG Chem, the South Korean battery storage maker that has so far claimed the biggest share of the nascent Australian market, says that solar and battery storage is already beating grid power in most states.
A summer of record high temperatures, heat waves and unplanned electricity outages appears to have put a rocket under the Australian rooftop solar market in 2017, with installations at end of February nearly 50% up on the same time last year.
Germany’s Sonnen Battery is opening an office in Atlanta to serve as its US headquarters for its residential battery storage sales and operations center. Sonnen uses LiFePo battery chemistry, the safest option of residential use.
Dr Zhengrong Shi, known as the “Sun King”, is introducing a new flexible, lightweight solar panel to the Austrialian and Japanese markets.
Elon Musk tweeted this week that SolarCity will begin taking orders for its new SolarRoof glass tiles in April. Production is expected to begin this summer.
The US Energy Department announced new updates to its PV System Toolkit, a package designed to lower the cost of adding solar power by rural electric co-ops.