This is your SolarWakeup for October 22th, 2014

First impressions are important and that’s what drove the optimism walking into the SPI show yesterday. Things always change especially when we, as an industry, come together about a very specific goal. Earlier this year we gathered around two goals. Free and open net metering policies and a long term extension of the ITC. Net metering is strong and with the help of thousands of #solarpledge supporters, we created the basis for the argument to support the ITC extension.

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Yann

This is your SolarWakeup for October 21th, 2014

I’ve been critical of SEIA in the past. Today, on the first day of SPI, I am happy to say I stand with SEIA and the call to renew the ITC before the sunset in 2016. Is it an uphill battle? Maybe. Is it impossible? Absolutely not. Is solar ready for 10% ITC? If it has to be. Visit the Solarpv TV panel in the Shoals booth at 1:30pm tomorrow to hear the leading solar companies discuss this topic. Yours truly will be there.

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Yann

This is your SolarWakeup for October 20th, 2014

The Las Vegas migration has begun. Surely the majority of you are heading to Las Vegas for our annual gathering at Solar Power International. Few notes this year. It’s in Vegas, so pace yourself. Don’t have too much solar fun the first day/night. Second, the hashtag is #SPIcon for your Facebook and twitter feeds. Third, if you see me, say hi. I always enjoy meeting readers in person. See you in Vegas!

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Yann

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

#1 PV-Magazine: Blue chip companies in US increase PV deployment by 28%

#2 io9: Has America Been Installing Its Solar Panels Sideways For Years?

#3 CBS: Solar power is casting a bigger shadow

#4 Vox: Solar keeps getting cheaper — but not for the reasons you’d expect

#5 NASDAQ: The 2 Best Solar Stocks to Buy Today

#6 PV-Magazine: SCE launches solicitation for mid-sized behind-the-meter solar PV

#7 Forbes: SolarCity Offers Bonds, Wants Everybody To Invest In Solar

#8 USA Today: Can you go solar? Leases, loans make it possible

#9 LA Times: PUC President Peevey makes the right call, will step down

#10 Next City: Five Reasons Solar Will Power the Future

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.

Have a great weekend!

Yann