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51st State Goes Live with New Visions for Energy System Change (3/27/15)

The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) launched its 51st State Initiative last year as a broad challenge to re-imagine a 21st-century energy system from the ground up, as if for a hypothetical 51st state that has no rules, regulations or market structures in place.  >>

EnerNOC and SunPower to partner on commercial solar with energy market intelligence (3/26/15)

EnerNOC and SunPower are teaming up to provide energy management software and solar solutions to commercial and industrial customers. SunPower’s existing commercial customers will receive EnerNOC’s software-as-a-service solution for energy management as part of the three-year exclusive agreement.  >>

SolarEdge goes public, begins trading as SEDG (3/26/15)

Israel’s SolarEdge – a specialist in power optimizer technology for solar modules – has today begun trading on the NASDAQ as SEDG.  >>


The 51st State
A Blank Slate for A New Energy Market


Solar & Utility Partnership Success: Low-Income Solar Case Study
Thursday, April 9, 2015

11am Pacific/2pm Eastern/ 8 Central Europe
Estimated duration: 1 hour  >>

Utility Solar Conference
April 27-29, 2015

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA  >>

Solar Integration Workshop
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA  >>


Expanding Solar Access Through Utility-Led Community Solar

Utilities across the United States are taking a leading role in the spread of community solar projects aimed at expanding access to clean power for customers who, for a variety of reasons, may not want or be able to install solar panels on their roofs.

Utility Solar Market Trends Briefing

Last year was another in a string of perpetually high-growth years for solar deployment. More than 4.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity was installed at more than 140,000 locations in the U.S., bringing total capacity to 10.5 GW at 450,000 sites (Figure 1).

Utility Solar Market Index

This Snapshot provides an overview of SEPA's 2013 Utility Solar Market Survey. This edition of the Snapshot is presented in an infographic format.