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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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PetersenDean Roofing & Solar Selects GAF as Preferred Manufacturer of Cool Shingles

FREMONT, CA – August 8, 2017 – Fremont, California-based PetersenDean Roofing & Solar announced its relationship with GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer. The relationship will help supply PetersenDean consumers in all of its seven operating states with shingles that can be used to comply with Title 24 cool roof requirements. GAF is an American...

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Mission Solar Energy Named Supplier of PetersenDean Roofing & Solar

FREMONT, CA (September 27, 2017) – Mission Solar Energy, U.S. manufacturer of high-power solar modules, and PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the nation’s largest privately held solar and roofing company, have joined forces. Together, the companies will offer homeowners an affordable path to solar ownership using American-built materials installed by U.S. workers. Mission Solar Energy will...

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Silicon Review: 50 Leading companies of the year

PetersenDean has just been named one of the top 50 leading companies in the Bay Area in the December issue of the Silicon Review.

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PetersenDean Roofing & Solar Acquires Haleakala Solar: Hawaii’s Largest Solar And Battery Installer

The newly acquired company is poised to add approximately 1,000 new jobs and grow to approximately $100 million in sales over the next 24 months. FREMONT, CA (March 8, 2018) – PetersenDean Roofing & Solar, the nation’s largest privately held solar and roofing company, has just acquired Hawaii-based Haleakala Solar. Founded in 1977, Haleakala Solar...

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