Written by SunBlue Project Manager Keith Sebastian / NABCEP Certified
SunBlue Energy. Why not call us first?
We’ll be there to fix your install anyway.
I originally said this as a joke, because of the number of calls we receive from customers who have existing systems that were originally installed by other solar companies. Not only is SunBlue Energy the highest-rated solar installer in Westchester, NY, but we are also called on again and again to service other companies’ systems. We assist local village halls, schools, homeowners and commercial clients by upgrading or adding modules to existing systems. Read More
Transcript from Solar Finance & Investment USA panel discussion on Residential Solar. (See remarks from SunBlue’s Chris Hale highlighted in yellow.)
Representatives of four companies who are active in the US solar residential rooftop market had a wide-ranging discussion at a conference hosted by Solar Media in New York in late October 2015 about the different business models in use in that market and how each will fare if the 30% federal tax credit for solar is not extended past 2016. The conversation covered current installation costs, typical capital stacks, the cost of capital, barriers to entry and the potential for margin compression.
The panelists are Sylvain Mansier, chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Sungage Financial, Albert Lu, vice president for structured finance and strategy at SolarCity, Jason Cavaliere, vice president for project finance at Sunrun, and Chris Hale, president of SunBlue Energy. The moderator is Keith Martin with Chadbourne in Washington. Read More
Lately we’ve noticed a lot of advertising in Westchester, Rockland County and the greater New York area claiming that solar energy installation is free.
As advocates for the solar energy industry—and its growing body of homeowners—we feel the need to explain why this advertising is misleading. Companies who advertise “free installation” are usually offering homeowners a lease option, whereby the homeowner does not own the system, but instead leases the system for a 20-year period from the solar company. The solar company owns the system and is responsible for its operation and maintenance for the life of the term. The system resides on the homeowner’s roof. Read More
We’re honored to welcome a blog post from the Soundworks Team, located in Armonk, New York, shedding some light on the harmonious relationship between solar panels and home automation to save you money and protect the environment.
While the household of the future may involve fewer hovercrafts than we expected, new home automation and alternative energy technologies are making the Jetsons look like the Flintstones. More homeowners are taking advantage of cutting-edge technology that not only allows them to manage their homes with the touch of a screen, but also offsets rising energy expenses. Read More
In April Tesla Motors announced their newest product, Powerwall: a home battery and then some. There has been a lot of buzz over the lithium-ion battery designed to charge and store energy generated from solar panels. Tesla, a multi-industry leader in the fields of energy storage, battery charging, and welding technology, has always been innovative. Read More