Rooftop Solar

California Residents Increasingly Pairing Battery Storage with Solar Installations

California residents are increasingly pairing battery storage with solar installations, according to the latest preliminary data in our Monthly Electric Power Industry Report. The share of new residential solar photovoltaic systems paired with batteries has increased since we began collecting data in October 2023. In April 2024, more than 50% of … [continued]

Tesla Solar Roof, courtesy of Kyle Field.

Michigan Stops HOAs From Prohibiting Solar & Other CleanTech

Almost nobody likes HOAs. Sure, there are HOAs out there that play fair, act reasonably, and don’t contribute to the bad reputation that HOAs have earned for decades. However, unreasonable restrictions on everything imaginable, a lack of mercy for people struggling financially or with their health, and even criminal activity … [continued]

Peacham Community Solar. Credit: YouTube

Community Solar Benefits Renters & Low Income Communities

A June study by researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that analyzed data from 11 states found people who adopt community solar are 6.1 times more likely to live in multifamily buildings, are 4.4 times more likely to rent, and earn 23% less annual income than rooftop solar adopters, who tend to be more wealthy. In … [continued]