By Billy Ludt | Solar Power World | August 21, 2023 The steps to building a solar array are mostly the same anywhere an installer is putting panels on a roof. They secure mounts and racking, attach modules and inverters and run wiring. It’s physically demanding work, but with the right experience, a solar installer..
By Kelly Pickerel | Solar Power World | January 22, 2018 Almost 10 years ago, Sheryl Lane started Earth Electric in San Jose, California. The residential installer keeps its six employees busy, installing about 400 kW of mostly residential solar each year. “We have gotten a couple of opportunities in the commercial market, but the sale cycle is..
By Kathie Zipp | July 24, 2018 I counted―out of 450 solar contracting companies on our 2018 Top Solar Contractors list, only 24 have women listed as CEOs. That isn’t to say women don’t hold other executive roles or make up other staff, but it does say something about the need for diversity in the solar industry. According..
By Kelsey Misbrener | March 6, 2018 When Sheryl Lane, COO at Earth Electric, first heard about consumer solar marketplace EnergySage, she was excited about the opportunity and signed up her company right away. But after putting in more than 100 quotes and not landing any jobs, she wondered what was going wrong. Lane thought her most important selling..
Top 5 Benefits of Going Solar Turn on the news, check your Twitter feed, or simply glance at your neighbors’ roofs, and you’ll quickly notice a growing trend: solar energy. All across the country, but especially here in the Bay Area, more and more people are pulling the plug on dirty, expensive fossil fuels and..