Numbers are in for kilowatt reservations for the month of August under the California Solar Initiative. And the greenest green shoot of recovery I’ve seen that we have proof of is the solar industry picking up. Certainly Sungevity experienced it’s strongest sales month ever, which is good news for all our new customers who are going to save money and good news for the planet because they’re saving CO2 too!
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There is some question whether this spike was driven only by the rebate drop in PG&E’s turf, which I’m sure had a strong effect on motivating people to buy (basically the money you got back on a system dropped a chunk – see my previous post on this “The rebate drop is coming”). But now is still the best time to go solar in terms of economics for the end customer so we expect demand to continue to grow. Shine on!

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.