In a sign of how hot the residential solar market is, SolarCity says it will acquire Paramount Solar for around $120 million.
Bloom Energy turns to BofA to help it grow its onsite fuel-cell business by offering leasing options, an arrangement that has sure worked well for solar.
It doesn’t have the Elon of SolarCity, that whiff of Musk that so excites people, but Sunrun, too, is demonstrating – and benefiting from – the broad growth of residential solar.
One Block Off the Grid, after being a bit off the radar, reintroduces itself as a solar-shopping portal, like EnergySage, but working with major companies.
Goldman Sachs will pump $500 million into SolarCity solar lease projects, backing 110 megawatts in installations.
The mainstreaming of solar continues: Honda is putting $65 million behind discounted SolarCity rooftop installations for its car buyers and dealers.
SolarWorld’s struggling U.S. unit, competing against cheap foreign competition, announces a solar leasing program that promises American-made panels.