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Clean Power Research Lowering Solar Soft Costs by Bringing Interconnection Processes Online

Clean Power Research — a solar research, consultation, and software development firm — recently won the Innovative Solar Partner of the Year Award for its work cooperating with utilities to bring distributed solar interconnection processes online via proprietary software. By bringing said processes online, some of the “soft costs” associated … [continued]

EVs + Solar = Centsible

Reposted from Clean Power Research (with minor edits, including the questionable pun in the title): You’ve likely heard about the partnerships springing up between electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers and solar (PV) system providers. Most recently, Honda and SolarCity announced a plan that allows Honda customers to install solar with a low upfront … [continued]

SmartFiTs vs FiTs

Reposted from Clean Power Research: By Richard Perez As effective as FiT programs have been in promoting solar in countries such as Germany and Spain, they have sometimes become victims of their own success, leading to boom/bust cycles and political targeting. The SmartFiT is an alternative solution that has the potential … [continued]