Residential

Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor in the Sub-Saharan Africa – Cornelius Matthes, CEO at Pawame

Today we present our exclusive talk to Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor in Sub-Saharan Africa, Cornelius Matthes, Founder & CEO of Pawame, a company which is spreading “Pay As You Go” solar solution across Kenya. Why do we think that Cornelius is a Solar Revolutionist & Disruptor? You will learn that from our exclusive talk with him at Intersolar […]

Elon Musk Says Tesla’s Solar Shingles Will Cost Less Than a Dumb Roof

“Electricity is just a bonus.” It’s official: After Tesla shareholders approved the acquisition of SolarCity, the new company is now an unequivocal sun-to-vehicle energy firm. And Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk didn’t take long to make his first big announcement as head of this new enterprise.  Minutes after shareholders approved the deal—about 85 percent of them voted yes—Musk told the crowd that he had just returned […]

Fraunhofer CSE Demonstrates Commercial-Ready Plug And Play PV Systems

The Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) successfully demonstrated two installations of Plug and Play PV (photovoltaic solar) systems at its “2016 Demo Day. “Plug and Play PV Systems are easy to install, easy to inspect for code compliance, and can participate in electronic Permitting, Inspection and Interconnection (ePI&I) processes. The vision for […]

Real kick-off of DEWA’s Dubai Solar Shams Program; Moving to solar+storage solutions on the off-grid market – interview with Daniel Zywietz, Enerwhere

Daniel Zywietz, Vice Chairman of CECB and Founder and CEO of Enerwhere gives a comprehensive update on the current status of DEWA’s Dubai Solar Shams Program and his company expansion on the local rooftop market. Enerwhere is known from providing off-grid Solar Hybrid Systems which include diesel generators, and we were curious when the company will […]

SolarCity and NRDC Paper: Rooftop Solar Generation Provides Net Benefit to All Nevada Utility Customers

Rooftop solar generation provides 1.6 cents of benefit per kilowatt-hour of energy generated, producing $7 million in benefits annually for all Nevada utility customers, according to a study released today by SolarCity and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). If environmental and health externalities are included, the benefits of rooftop solar increase to 3.4 cents per […]

Solar Speaks: JinkoSolar explains how new loan partnership with GreenSky pays installers

Solar Power World recently talked with Jeff Juger, director of business development for JinkoSolar, about the panel manufacturer’s new partnership with residential loan provider GreenSky. Announced earlier this year, the partnership allows solar installers who purchase JinkoSolar PV modules to use GreenSky’s competitive loan program and technology platform, which includes a mobile application to help installers get […]

Solarcentury reaffirms commitment to UK market with launch of new residential solar system

British designer Wayne Hemingway first to install Sunstation solar system on his roof. Solarcentury has officially launched Sunstation, a new sleek, black solar system that is set for rapid adoption by UK homeowners. Guest of honour at the event in central London was leading British designer Wayne Hemingway, who is the first to install Sunstation […]

Mosaic raises $200m for US home solar loans

Mosaic, one of the United States’ leading solar financing solutions, announced it had closed on $200 million in financing for residential solar in the US. One of the leading providers of “affordable solar financing solutions for homeowners,” Mosaic announced on Wednesday that it had closed on an “up to $200 million” warehouse facility with the […]

Energy in the home of the future

Fireplaces and chimneys have been part of every home and shelter ever since primitive man poked holes in the tops of their caves to let the smoke out,… until about a hundred years ago when central heating became widely available. Conveniences of modern life such as gas lights, closelines, ice boxes, Victrolas and Super 8 […]