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CALIFORNIA BUILDERS MUST LINE UP SOLAR SUPPLY CHAIN NOW

We’re less than two months away in the countdown to the 2020 mandates in California that require new single-family homes to include solar. This Builder magazine article from Petersen-Dean’s Mark Vogel includes a few key tips that builders should be aware of.

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

The California wildfires that triggered power outages across the state have fueled demand for panels and batteries from homeowners seeking to avoid blackouts. Reuters interviewed our own president and CEO Jim Petersen about this important topic.

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

Petersen-Dean is a national installer that takes strategic steps to meet the employment demand. In this Solar Power World article, we hear more from our own Mark Vogel about recruiting, training and retaining.

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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

CNBC - After two years of job losses in the solar industry, the mandate is welcome and advocates are projecting demand to pick up beyond just the Golden State. Since 2010, the solar industry has grown rapidly — increasing some 150% to nearly 243,000 workers in 2018 from just under 100,000 eight years earlier, the...

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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

Southern California Edison officials have said they will work with insurance companies to handle the thousands of claims that have accumulated since the Thomas fire and mudflow. The company is protected from going bankrupt over the disasters, thanks to a law signed during the summer that passes excess liability costs on to utility customers.

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PG&E May Shut Off Power In 9 Counties Due To High Fire Danger Weather

PG&E continues to shut off power due to high fire threats. Nine counties (Butte, Lake, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Sonoma, and Yuba) have been alerted of potential power outages until further notice. The factors that PG&E is focusing on are: Strong windsLow humidity levelsCritically dry vegetationOn-the-ground observations. If you think your home or business...

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