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Facing Homelessness + The BLOCK Project

Solterra Solar is involved with a Seattle non-profit organization called Facing Homelessness + The BLOCK Project, which is a local organization focused on creating a real community solution to address the Seattle housing crisis. Solterra cares a lot about this organization, and is working alongside them to further their reach and impact; particularly when it comes to sharing more about what it could mean to become a BLOCK host!...

Back on Track: Solar Industry Set to Flourish

After more than a year of debate over costs, taxes, tax credits and regulations, there is an extended and expanded Solar tax credit! The impactful Inflation Reduction Act (IFA) includes a 10-year extension of the solar ITC at 30% and expands incentives to storage-only installations by Solar installers. New incentives for domestic manufacturing are going to provide a tremendous boost to clean energy jobs and businesses all over the country....

[EV Series] Part 2

How many panels do I need to solar power my EV?  This is a question we get all the time when speaking with potential solar customers or EV enthusiasts who want to power their EV with the sun. . Because hours of sunlight can vary depending on where you live, that will also influence the number of panels needed to solar power your EV. ...

SolarEdge Customers 3G Modem Phaseout

Beginning at the end of February, major telecommunications providers like AT&T and Verizon will phase out their support of more than 22 million 3G communications devices—including critical equipment some of our solar customers’ systems use to measure, record, and communicate production data....

Solterra Client Spotlight: Meet Marine D. and Brad L.

Meet Marine D. and Brad L. - Earth Scientists and Solar Energy Enthusiasts! For Marine and Brad, going solar was a necessity.  Both are assistant professors of Earth Sciences at the University of Washington studying the impact of climate on geohazards, so the environment is always top of mind.  While Brad studies and teaches about glaciers, Marine’s expertise is in earthquakes.   According to Marine, “it's natural that we worry about the future of our planet, especially now that we have kids.” ...

The Future Is Now: Current and Upcoming Solar Energy Innovations

Get excited! The future of solar is encompassing and fun.  According to Forbes, “Of all renewable energy generation, solar PV is expected to grow the fastest from now to 2050.”  Solar installation applications are flowing into grid interconnection queues all over the United States, as the capacity of installed US solar projects is estimated to more than double over the course of the next 5 years. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics also estimates that Solar PV Installer will be the fastest-growing job between now and 2028.  Estimates for global PV growth are expected to more than triple by 2050, with the US/North America responsible for about 20% of total new installations. ...

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