This is your SolarWakeup for November 24th, 2014

It’s fun to watch solar at work. Last week at the Infocast conference you watch the panelists speaking kindly to each other but throwing hidden darts at the same time. Loans or leases, yieldcos or securitizations, david versus goliath (for the utility panel). Now Walmart goes out and gives a contract to SunEdison and SolarCity. That should be fun to watch.

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These are the top 10 most read solar articles by your peers this week!

#1 SolarWakeup: A Behind the Scenes look at SolarWakeup

#2 San Diego UT: Here’s who wants to sell you solar, and why

#3 Solar Industry: How To Make The Pitch That Owning Residential Solar Beats Leasing

#4 Motley Fool: How SolarCity and SunPower Plan to Dominate Solar

#5 NY Times: SunEdison and TerraForm Buy First Wind, Gaining a Toehold in Turbines

#6 BRW: Ten commandments of solar energy for business

#7 ABC: Huge Solar Plant Lags in Early Production

#8 Breaking Energy: Ivanpah’s First Nine Months: 300,000 MWhs at $185/MWh

#9 Milwaukee JS: Regulators agree to increase fixed charge on We Energies electric bills

#10 GTM: Celebrity Solar Installation of the Week Starring NBA Legend Bill Walton

The Top 10 is ranked by the number of SolarWakeup.com readers that clicked on the news article during the previous week.  It is the poll of the most relevant solar news of the week as judged by your colleagues and competitors.

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Yann

This is your SolarWakeup for November 21th, 2014

Let’s go back to the ITC conversation. A panel of tax equity investors at this week’s infocast conference surprisingly (some would say shockingly) said that the ITC move to 10% wouldn’t make it to the bank CEOs desk. They said that they would just have to do more flow to deploy more capital at the same returns. I am sorry but anyone that thinks that solar in the US will maintain the same pipeline with a 10% ITC isn’t thinking through the market constriction properly. My 2 cents…

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This is your SolarWakeup for November 20th, 2014

Believing is the key to accomplishing anything. Take solar’s #1 fan, Bill Walton, for example. There are few people in solar that believe in the opportunity and empowerment offered by our industry like Bill does. So it’s with pleasure that I share GTM’s take on his recent installation on his home. Let’s take that enthusiasm for everything we do like our 21-1 track record on State policy discussions and the pending ITC extension, more on that to come!

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