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October 13, 2017 • The Current eZine, Technology, Solar Energy, SunShot, DOE, SolarDesignTool, SolarNexus, Derek Mitchell, Software

The Key to Solar Integration is Modernization

Solar Software is accelerating solar installation and expanding adoption. Derek Mitchell, founder and creator of SolarDesignTool, set out to revolutionize solar integration. Derek and his partner, Michael Palmguist, received a SunShot Initiative grant for their company, Solar Nexus, with the aim of tackling the soft costs associated with solar installation. They used the grant to develop the industry’s first integrated software system aimed at reducing administrative time to sell and manage projects.

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October 9, 2017 • The Current eZine, Technology, Solar Energy, Solar Power International, SPI, John Powers, SunShot, DOE, Extensible Energy, Demand Response, Renewable Energy

Solar for Commercial Customers: Poised for Growth?

While utility-scale solar and residential rooftop solar have experienced explosive growth in the past five years, the market for solar on commercial buildings has been much slower to take off.  The US Department of Energy is working with innovative entrepreneurs to spur growth in this sector.  As more solar installers begin targeting the commercial sector, a more pragmatic problem-solving approach is needed to gain the trust of commercial customers.

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