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State-Level Wins - and Losses - Can Redefine the Solar Landscape

State-Level Wins - and Losses - Can Redefine the Solar Landscape

While frequently-turbulent news coming out of Washington, DC tends to dominate headlines, solar professionals know that state level policies are usually more important to the success of their business. Not only that, but solar companies and other advocates can often have the greatest policy impact at the state level - making it doubly important to follow what’s going on and get involved.

How Mosaic Brings Joy to the Workplace

How Mosaic Brings Joy to the Workplace

Mosaic is a big believer in the importance of establishing the right kind of culture when you’re trying to build a world-changing business. And, as we discussed in a recent blog post, “culture” isn’t just a vague idea for us – we’ve defined Mosaic’s culture in terms of eight core values, and we actively work to nurture them in our office life.

One of our most important values is to Work With Joy…

It's More Than Just the Panels

It's More Than Just the Panels

The race is on to reduce costs in solar and push the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) closer to grid parity with more “traditional” sources of power. In other words, money talks and solar needs to speak the same financial language as fossil fuels. We don’t get to 100% clean energy for all if renewables can’t compete when it comes to homeowners’ pocketbooks.

Customers and industry folks alike often focus on panels as the most visible and critical part of a solar installation, but many other components can make or break the cost - and durability - of home solar. Let’s take a closer look at two components of the solar hardware cost stack: inverters and mounting/racking.

Values for a 100% Workplace Culture

Values for a 100% Workplace Culture

From its first days, Mosaic’s goal has been to bring people together to build something greater than all of us: a 100% clean energy present (not future) that empowers everyone to prosper from protecting the planet. It’s in our DNA - after all, we started as a solar crowdfunding company, and now we’re providing one-stop financing for homeowners to create their own 100% modern homes.

That inspiring vision isn’t just about the why, when, and what we’re doing, though - it’s also about how we do it and who we do it with…

Clean Energy For All - For Real

Clean Energy For All - For Real

There’s been a lot of click-grabbing headlines about the solar industry over the past year, but when you look at the data, the trends driving this industry are clear: solar is becoming more and more affordable, and the home solar market is growing to include more and more low- and moderate-income households – and steadily growing, period!

Why Millennials Could Drive The Next Home Energy Boom

Why Millennials Could Drive The Next Home Energy Boom

Too many ‘participation’ trophies. Addicted to their phones. Spending all their money on avocado toast. Living with their parents, forever.

It’s a fact: millennials have been the target of more unfair, lazy takes than any previous generation. But as this chronically misunderstood and underestimated cohort comes of age, they’re driving seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and the economy which will shape our country for decades to come.

Tax Credits for Home Battery Systems Come With Asterisks

Tax Credits for Home Battery Systems Come With Asterisks

Home battery storage is currently a small part of the overall home solar market, but it’s growing fast. According to the most recent data from GTM Research, the market for residential storage grew over 200% in 2017 compared 2016. And, thanks to news from the IRS, that growth could accelerate even more. Earlier this month, the agency published a letter that could open a pathway for homeowners to claim the 30% Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit for batteries added to existing home solar power systems...

#TrumpTariffs, Financing, and the Value Proposition for Home Solar

#TrumpTariffs, Financing, and the Value Proposition for Home Solar

To assess the impacts of the #TrumpTariffs, it’s essential for homeowners to understand what goes into the cost of going solar. Just as the price of a new car includes a lot more than just the cost of steel, solar modules are just one component of the final cost of a home solar power system — and it’s a lot smaller portion than one might think...

What Tax Reform Means for Home Solar

What Tax Reform Means for Home Solar

Following weeks of intense speculation, headlines, and tweets, the Republican tax reform bill - known as the Tax Reform and Jobs Act of 2017 - was signed into law by President Trump just days before Christmas. Given the massive scope of the legislation and the accelerated schedule of its development, it’s no surprise that the numerous impacts of the bill on taxpayers in 2018 are still very much in the process of being unpacked - or, perhaps, unwrapped...