The Evolution of Residential Solar Leasing

The introduction of the solar lease financing model and third-party system ownership has rapidly and fundamentally transformed the residential solar market in the US. One could argue that the advent of high-voltage string inverters in the US market in 2001 was the last transformative event of this magnitude. The solar lease is a once-ina- decade […]

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Despite Obstacles, Solar Gains Ground in Texas

From Marfa Public Radio:  This week we have examined the opportunity and challenge for solar power in Texas. There are no state mandates or incentives for solar. And the head of the Public Utilities Commission says Congress should end solar’s 30 per cent federal tax credit.  Listen to the Radio Story  Despite that landscape solar is breaking through in parts […]

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Solar Rate Hike Plan Sparks Debate

Tom Laign, an Eastside resident, recently signed a contract with a local company to put solar panels on the roof of his house, a $20,000 commitment. Like other El Pasoans who have invested in expensive solar equipment on their homes, Laign looks forward to the day when the system is paid for and he no […]

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Officials: Solar users won’t be separate class

LAS CRUCES — Efforts by El Paso Electric Co. to create a separate rate class for solar residential customers in New Mexico have been halted. The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, on a 3-2 vote at its weekly meeting Wednesday in Santa Fe, approved an order to deny El Paso Electric from including solar residential […]

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El Paso Home & Garden Show

Join Us! Come join Larry, owner of Solar Smart Living, at the El Paso Home and Garden Show and discover what solar can do for you! Where? El Paso Convention Center One Civic Center Plaza El Paso, TX 79901 When? Friday, March 11 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Saturday, March 12 10:00 am – 6:00 […]

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El Paso Electric’s 1st Quarter Earnings Report

El Paso Electric lost $5.8 million in the first quarter of this year — the company’s first quarterly loss in more than a decade, company officials said Wednesday. The loss was mostly due to delays in getting the company’s proposed rate increases in Texas and New Mexico through the regulatory process — a process that […]

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