By Ameet Konkar, Sr. Director, Strategic Initiatives
By Brian Korgaonkar, Sr. Product Manager
We are more than a decade into the latest wave of market-shaping clean energy technologies. As more consumers embrace solar as one of the most reliable renewable energy sources available and a proven way to lower their energy bill, they are turning to solar installers for advice in navigating the myriad products offered for their homes and businesses.
The recent Greentech Media Solar Summit 2015 brought together more than 500 industry professionals to the Wigwam Resort outside of Phoenix. One of the highlights of the event was a “fireside chat” between GTM analyst MJ Shiao and Enphase co-founder and vice president of products and strategic initiatives Raghu Belur on the topic of “Solar and the Future of the Grid Edge.”
Kaloma Home for the Aged provides live-in medical care for the ailing elderly—now, it’s taking care of itself and its finances. Tuning into the saving offered by solar, Kaloma chose Enphase for its proven safety and user-friendly monitoring platform.
Jamaicans pay some of the highest electricity prices in the world, about $0.40 USD per kWh. Searching for energy independence, Immaculate Conception High School called on Enphase to be its solar solution.
As a nonprofit organization, GRID Alternatives measures results differently than other solar installation companies. Goals are defined in terms of savings for low-income families and job training opportunities, rather than strictly how much solar gets installed. But improvements in operational efficiency have the same bottom-line impact on GRID as any of its peers.
Nonprofit organization GRID Alternatives relies on the help of volunteers to install solar on the homes of low-income families throughout the United States, making easy-to-use equipment that is safe for inexperienced installers an absolute must.
With an estimated 20 million low-income homes in the United States, GRID Alternatives has found a way to bring financial benefits to deserving families across the nation while at the same time provide solar job seekers with real-life work experience.
Solar is the fastest growing source of energy in America, employing more than 173, 807 people across the nation. To keep the momentum going, Enphase is awarding solar advocates the chance to become NABCEP Entry Level Certified through our Scholarship Giveaway.
To improve visual and thermal comfort in classrooms, pupils at Montbrilland primary and nursery school came up with the idea of photovoltaic sun shades that also produce solar power.
Montbrilland School Complex is a primary and nursery school in the third district of Lyon. Built in 2004, it has 325 pupils, and it was those pupils who came up with the project to install photovoltaic panels.
The rise of the solar energy market in 2015 is slowly threatening to break up a linear energy landscape it took decades to sculpt. This sea change is being precipitated by fundamental market forces. While traditional energy sources are becoming increasingly challenging, expensive and risky to extract and deliver to customers, solar is significantly lowering its cost curve with breakthrough technological innovation and cost savings from scale manufacturing.