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The company said the snap-together mounting system can be installed twice as quickly as the previous model, and its structure can fit 20% more solar panels on commercial, usually flat, rooftops, and up to 50% more on lightweight roofs like those found on warehouses. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months.
Private equity and venture capital firms are pouring record investments into rooftop solar, following a model popularized by billionaire Elon Musk's SolarCity Corp. -- sell power, not panels. They're on pace to supply $5 billion this year for residential and commercial solar projects, up from $3.3 billion in 2013, according to the researcher Mercom Capital Group LLC. The funds are going to companies such as Sungevity Inc. and Sunrun Inc. that sell electricity, a shift from the last boom year of 2008 when venture capital and private equity investors provided $4.97 billion, mostly for solar-panel factories.
Shares of SolarCity Corp were the target of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 17,398 put options on the stock, AR Network reports.
Solar is soaring, according to a new report released this week. But more surprisingly, it's increasingly expanding without the help of solar subsidies, a welcome signal that solar -- and companies like SolarCity Corp latest U.S. solar market insight report .
Miskovsky previously was chief executive of rooftop mounting equipment maker Zep Solar Inc. that was acquired by SolarCity Corp. last October for about $158 million . His resume also includes time in the U.S. division of global photovoltaic module manufacturing company Canadian Solar as president, and head of solar financing company CleanSource Power.
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In September 2013, SolarCity purchased assets of Paramount Solar, a SolarCity strategic sales partner and a unit of Paramount Equity of Roseville, California. Tail-chasing revenue growth and shareholder return imperatives of a thick finance business model explain the decision to acquire Paramount Solar.
Essentially, the company says, those without rooftop systems are subsidizing those with systems by nearly $0.22 per kilowatt hour. That's huge, since it only costs Edison International about $0.09 per kilowatt hour to produce electricity.
SolarCity Corp Insider Peter J. Rive unloaded 125,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.63, for a total transaction of $8,703,750.00.
You can't help but hand it to them rooftop solar companies have quite cleverly found their way onto the government's gravy train. For years Washington has subsidized rooftop solar installations for customers in the form of the Solar Investment Tax Credit, which allows homeowners who install rooftop solar panels to receive a tax credit of up to 30 percent of the cost.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:38 pm
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