Auric received the 600th review on SolarReviews.Com this week, the first in the history of the site.
For the third year in a row, Auric Solar was honored as one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing companies on their Inc. 5000 list, placing #541
Coming off the biggest year ever for U.S. solar installations, Auric Solar is proud to be named one of the top solar contractors in the United States by Solar Power World magazine. Auric achieved a rank of 99 out of 500 solar companies.
Since December 2015, solar companies in Nevada have been forced to cut staff and essentially cease operations in the state after the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) announced their decision to eliminate net metering for solar customers. The unexpected and controversial ruling stated that solar customers in Nevada would not be credited for their excess power and those who installed solar before the new rule would not be grandfathered in. Since then, the solar industry has fought to have the ruling reversed and have a fairer rate structure implemented.
Silfab Solar, North America’s number one PV module manufacturer, announced a long-term partnership with Auric Solar, a leading solar installer in Utah and Idaho. Through the partnership, Silfab Solar will supply Auric with all-black, high-quality modules for residential and commercial projects and delivery of 15 megawatts over the next few months through US distributor, Russell Pacific.
Utah is just beginning to tap into its solar energy potential, ranking No. 5 in installed solar capacity out of all the mountain states of the West. It now has enough solar energy installed to power 5,500 homes; however, more solar development is in the works that will bring Utah closer to its neighboring states like Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico, which are already booming with solar activity.
Rooftop solar, and particularly net-metering, is increasingly under attack by many utilities across the U.S. Such entities claim they’re subsidizing solar panels, creating costs that other ratepayer must cover. However, a new report from Environment America and the Frontier Group, Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Society, finds that utilities are likely paying less than the value that rooftop solar provides them and their customers.
Pushing the idea of solar energy, President Obama said Friday the nation must redouble its efforts to forge new jobs and growth in order to offset a weakening global economy.
“We have had the strongest economy, but we’re impacted by what happens around the world,” Obama said during brief remarks at Hill Air Force Base near Salt Lake City in Utah.
In the waning hours of 2014 it’s time to celebrate solar power in the year. With states across the U.S. seeing major solar gains of all types from installations to new legislation and an anticipated 20 gigawatts of solar power online by the end of 2014—it’s been a good year for the oldest energy source, the sun.