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

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Featured Articles on Solar Products and Solar Technology

Solar Spotlight featuring Fronius USA

Learn more about Fronius USA in three-minutes

New Generac Products! Meet: PWRgenerator, PWRmanager, and PWRmicro

Jeremy Niles from Generac shares a sneak peak of three, new products in the Generac line up: PWRgenerator, PWRmanager, and PWRmicro.

Solar Financing Podcast: How Installers Can Best Work with Financiers and a Whole Lot More...

In this in-depth, actionable conversation, Tom Miller talks with industry financing experts Gregg Fisher, Robyn Kenkel, and Rachel Schapira on what contractors need to know to make informed, intelligent financing decisions.

Solar Tech Talk Podcast

Solar Tech Talk Aftershow: Three Takeaways from Aaron on Residential Solutions for DC-Coupled PV + Storage

Our co-host Aaron Bingham follows up on our DC-coupled residential storage episode with key points that every contractor should pay attention to.

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 Town Halls

BayWa r.e. Solar Town Hall — July 22: Commercial and Residential Financing (Episode 204)

Solar financing is a dynamic, rapidly shifting landscape. Whether you’re a residential installer or a commercial-focused EPC, see how you can find partners, financiers, plan great projects, and look ahead to 2022.

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 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.