SUNBURNED: Solar Leases, Solar Complaints, Sour Sentiment

SUNBURNED: Solar Leases, Solar Complaints, Sour Sentiment

We found a discovery piece shining light into murky shadows of the solar industry. A tale of well-meaning, solar-naive homeowners (people like you or I) who’d been taken advantage of by unscrupulous solar companies using questionable sales tactics… to rope them into signing up for a shoddy solar system under an agreement of unfavorable terms.

The Musk Effect… Solar Shingles

The Musk Effect… Solar Shingles

Elon Musk. I’ve long thought his greatest contribution would be to captivate and fascinate humanity with his wild and innovative STEM based ideas — and thereby inspire a whole new generation of STEM professionals. I really do think that will be an important part of his legacy. What I want to talk about in this post is a shadow side of his flashy 2016 solar shingle product announcement.

How do New Jersey SRECs Work?

How do New Jersey SRECs Work?

Each time a project generates 1,000 kWh of electricity, an SREC is earned. System owners report the energy production to the SREC tracking system, which allows SRECs to be placed in the customer’s electronic account. SRECs can then be sold on the SREC tracking...
Solar is Like a 1980’s Microwave Oven

Solar is Like a 1980’s Microwave Oven

I often feel solar today is like the microwave oven in the ‘80s. While we cannot imagine a kitchen today without a microwave, that was not the case in 1980. Even though the microwave was created in 1946 and made available for home use in the late 1970’s, people were...
Dear Real Estate Agents, I am Sorry… Well… Very Sorry

Dear Real Estate Agents, I am Sorry… Well… Very Sorry

Yea, that’s a real odd title for a blog.. and I am not even sorry for something I did or my company did, but I am forced to apologize for the industry I am in. We’ve known for many years that real estate agents were not giant fans of solar systems on homes but we...

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