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Enphase Energy and PetersenDean partner to deliver world-class solar and storage solutions for new homes.

PetersenDean selected Enphase for its all-in-one smart energy system consisting of solar microinverters, battery storage, and energy management. Enphase microinverters come with a 25-year limited warranty as a result of a rigorous reliability and quality testing regimen with more than one million hours of power-on testing to ensure exceptional performance under heat, high humidity, salty...

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With 2020 almost here, home builders and developers in California gear up to meet the requirement of solar photovoltaic systems on most residential new builds. . This article was originally published on Builder on October 30, 2019. By Mark Vogel Adobe Stock We are weeks away in the countdown to the 2020 solar mandates in California that...

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U.S. solar firms see growth in fire-stricken California

This article was originally published on Reuters on November 1, 2019. Reporting by Nichola Groom; editing by Richard Valdmanis and Richard Chang   (Reuters) - Solar companies expect a run of California wildfires that triggered power outages across vast swathes of the state will fuel demand for panels and battery storage systems from homeowners seeking...

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Fighting labor shortages: Strategies for recruiting, training and retaining in the solar industry

Article Originally Published on Solar Power World on Oct 21, 2019. By Mark Vogel, President and COO, Petersen-Dean The solar power industry is facing a shortage of skilled labor that we must address. The need for skilled and savvy employees has never been greater, and we as an industry must be fully prepared to meet...

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Sunnova Partners With California Roofer Ahead of Solar Mandate

This article originally appeared on Greentech Media in August 2019. A high-profile solar-homebuilder partnership has emerged from the flurry of activity surrounding California’s new solar home mandate, which goes into effect in 2020.  Residential solar provider Sunnova and PetersenDean, a California-based company that installs roofs and solar, will work together on solar and storage leases...

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Employees are at the Heart of the Solar Industry

This article originally appeared in the July issue of North American Clean Energy magazine. By Mark Vogel As with any growing industry in the construction field, the solar power industry is facing a shortage of skilled labor that needs to be addressed if the industry is going to ride the wave of growth.  According to...

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After being rocked by Trump tariffs, the solar energy business is bouncing back

At PetersenDean, the solar business is simply booming. The home improvement company offers both roofing and solar installations, and is seeing an increase in demand for solar panels thanks in large part to a mandate in California where it’s based. The state requires newly built homes to include solar power as a feature. The rule was passed...

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How Builders Can Prepare for the Surge in Solar

by Mark Vogel California home builders will be particularly busy this year gearing up for the 2020 mandates requiring all new single-family homes to include solar. While the state has certainly taken the lead in pressing forward with policies that require renewable-based energies, there is a national focus on both solar and battery storage as real...

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Southern California Edison power lines sparked deadly Thomas fire, investigators find

By JOSEPH SERNA , LA TIMES Investigators have determined that Southern California Edison power lines ignited the 2017 Thomas fire, a massive blaze in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties that killed two people and later gave rise to a massive mudflow that resulted in at least 21 deaths. Following a 15-month probe by Ventura County Fire Department investigators, along...

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