News from Our Amicus member solar companies

  • 2018 Solar Jobs Census
    The National Solar Jobs Foundation covers the size and scope of the American solar workforce.  The rapid development of solar energy has created an astonishing number of well-paying American jobs.  As of 2018, there are approximately 242,343 solar workers in the United States, resulting in an overall growth of 159% since ... read more
    Source: Southern CurrentPublished on 2019-02-21By Solar Staff
  • Virginia has a little known Specialty Service License to pull electrical and building permits for solar energy systems
    Ipsun Solar works in different jurisdictions and U.S. states including the District of Columbia. States all require different licenses to operate in their state and jurisdiction. Virginia requires solar energy companies to have a specific license together with being a General Contractor. Virginia has 3 types ... read more
    Source: Ipsun SolarPublished on 2019-02-20
  • Snowfall and Solar Systems
    If you’re considering going solar, you might be wondering if cold and snowy midwestern winters should affect your decision. This is one of the most asked questions we get.  Third Sun Solar has 19 years of experience installing systems on all types of buildings across Ohio. To date, our portfolio ... read more
    Source: Third Sun SolarPublished on 2019-02-20By Caitlin Garrity
  • Big Oil Companies and the Climate Crisis
    73% of Americans polled by Yale University late last year agree that climate change is happening. ... read more
    Source: Ipsun SolarPublished on 2019-02-19
  • 3 Reasons To LOVE Renewable Energy This Valentine’s Day
    Southern Current’s team of solar experts have a strong passion for clean energy and environmental sustainability. Who is your Valentine?  This year, we choose solar!  Below: 3 reasons to love renewable energy! Renewable energy has no pollutants. Clean energy from solar has no carbon emissions or pollutants.  Producing clean energy ... read more
    Source: Southern CurrentPublished on 2019-02-14By Solar Staff
  • The Hidden Value of Wall Top Air Sealing
    Unsealed gaps where drywall meets the top plate might look small, but it can have a big impact! Here are the wall top air sealing strategies you should follow. Source ... read more
    Source: Southern EnergyPublished on 2019-02-14By Matt Dovenbarger
  • Find out how clean your VA legislators are
    If you're a utility customer and a voter in Virginia, you may be surprised to learn that the same entity you pay your electric bill to also has the ability to give money to the campaigns of state elected officials. ... read more
    Source: Ipsun SolarPublished on 2019-02-13
  • Home Battery Storage + Solar PV In 2019
    On any given day, if you walk into our office on Triangle Drive, you’ll hear one of our solar educators in the distance answering homeowners’ questions about solar power and battery storage. As a certified Tesla Powerwall installer, we’re here to help you understand your options for battery storage and ... read more
    Source: Southern EnergyPublished on 2019-02-12By Bob Kingery
  • Dump the pump: solar and your EV
    When you drive an electric vehicle, you leave internal combustion engines behind and switch to an efficient, clean mode of automotive style! With future gasoline prices unpredictable an a chance to make your transportation more sustainable, more than ever drivers are choosing electric vehicles. But what's ... read more
    Source: Ipsun SolarPublished on 2019-02-08
  • Ipsun Solar Supports the Current Green New Deal
    Ipsun Solar's mission is to install as many solar panels as we can to fight climate change. The climate crisis is real and a threat to our civilized society. Nobody on this planet is immune to the consequences of climate change. ... read more
    Source: Ipsun SolarPublished on 2019-02-07
  • Leading the Change from the Inside Out
    Ask any team member about Southern Energy Management and you’ll likely hear us mention we’re a B Corp. B Corp you may ponder… Why not an A Corp? Or do you mean S Corp? If you’re not certain about what a B Corp is, we’re more than happy to clue ... read more
    Source: Southern EnergyPublished on 2019-02-07By Randy Linhart
  • Tips for taking care of your solar tax credit
    IRS Form and Instructions for your solar energy tax credit Talk with your accountant or familiarize yourself with your preferred tax preparation software to make sure you include your solar energy project in your tax filing correctly. We do not give tax advice, but we can ... read more
    Source: Ipsun SolarPublished on 2019-02-06
  • Solar Panel Installer Is One Of The Fastest Growing Jobs In 8 U.S. States
    Yahoo Finance came out with an interesting info-graphics about the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. 8 U.S. States have solar as the fastest growing jobs including: California, Hawaii, New Mexico, North Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Minnesota, and New Jersey ... read more
    Source: Ipsun SolarPublished on 2019-02-05
  • Virginia Legislative Update – Highlights from this week
    For a solar electric system installer like us, state level policy is important. Laws can allow or prohibit different models of solar ownership, help or hinder solar projects on different sites, and can either set goals for future renewable energy deployment, or embrace the energy status ... read more
    Source: Ipsun SolarPublished on 2019-02-02
  • 2019 Updates to Multifamily Green Lending Requirements
    Many of you may already be aware of the green-building financing incentives that are approved by the Federal Housing Finance Agency and are offered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. However, you may not be aware of the changes to these programs in 2019. Quick Facts The energy and water ... read more
    Source: Southern EnergyPublished on 2019-02-01By Jacob Hauser
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