Deep-dives on solar products and business insight for residential and commercial solar installers.

In-depth articles, videos, podcasts, and more. We discuss solar products, the solar market, and the business of running a healthy and successful solar contracting company.

Featured Articles on Solar Products and Solar Technology

Solar Spotlight - Featuring Enphase Load Control

Learn more about Load Control and what it can do for your solar customers

Manufacturer Spotlight: S-5! Solar Mounting Solutions Rides the Rail-Less Revolution

Our Product Managers Aaron Bingham and Kate Collardson explore the benefits of the PVKIT®2.0 system with the marketing and distribution team at S-5! — one of our trusted manufacturing partners.

Solar Tech Talk After Show: Three Takeaways from Kate on Codes and Liability Around Solar Racking, Mounting, and Attachments

Our co-host Kate Collardson follows up on our racking-focused Solar Tech Talk episode with key points that every contractor should pay attention to.

Solar Tech Talk Podcast

Solar Tech Talk, Episode 6: Diving into DC-Coupled Options for Residential Solar Storage

Kate and Aaron visit with Cameron Stewart from SolarEdge, and Adam Schroeder and Jeff McAndrew of Generac Power Systems. Plus, our “Tales from the Roof” returns!

Solar Tech Talk, Episode 5: PV Racking Standards and Knowledge U.S. Contractors Need to Know

Aaron and Kate visit with Jeff Spies of Planet Plan Sets, Louis Woofenden of Net Zero Solar, and Connor Morrison of Unirac to talk PV racking. Plus, another “Tales from the Roof”

Solar Tech Talk Bonus Episode: Solar Pride Month 2021!

The LGBTQ+ solar professionals community is growing fast, and BayWa r.e. is here to support. Learn more about how to get involved.

Solar Town Halls

BayWa r.e. Solar Town Hall — June 24: Your State Is a Solar Policy Battlefield (Episode 203)

What gets decided in California has broad implications for the rest of the United States. Our June 2021 industry roundtable explains why the Golden State is a policy battleground for our solar installation industry nationwide.

Solar Town Hall — February 24: To Originate or Not? Working with Outside Sales Organizations (Episode 202)

As a solar contractor, when should you consider getting outside help for sales origination? Our expert roundtable weighs in on the pitfalls and positives on working with sales channel partners.

Solar Town Hall - January 27: Looking Ahead at 2021 (Episode 201)

We gathered industry leaders to discuss what to expect in 2021 for customer engagement, labor and supply chain, and the business climate for our solar installation industry.

Solar Tech Talk

Featuring Deep Dives on Solar Products, Business Tips, and Industry Veterans

Deep Dives on Solar Financing

Financing Podcast: Financing 101 for Your Solar Installation Business

Our Director of Residential Financing Rachel Schapira provides an intro on how contractors can best leverage solar financing products.

Growing Your Young Solar Business During a Recession

Our Director of Residential Financing offers advice on how young companies can still ride the momentum of our growing solar installation industry.

A Residential Financing Chat

BayWa r.e. Director of Residential Financing Rachel Schapira talks dealer fees and what contractors should look for when selecting a solar finance partner.