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While the current President is threatening to slap tariffs on friend and foe alike, and crafting a bail out plan for the coal and nuclear industry at the expense of now cheaper renewables, Staten Solar believes it may be helpful to point out the following: Over the last year, France, the UK, China, Ireland, Scotland, [...]

By | 2018-06-07T04:04:12+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Tropics Calling

Nothing spells well earned like permanent digs in Kauai.  Goodbye Silicon Valley stress, adieu solar rollercoaster frights, ciao daily meetings, auf wiedersehen waiting lines and excitable drivers.   But only for the worthy. For those who can plan and execute flawlessly.   Like Manish Gupta did, starting more than 3 years ago and whose exit [...]

By | 2018-06-06T10:05:50+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

100% Clean Energy by 2045

  This June 13 is a big lobby day in Sacramento for clean energy proponents. It is the day selected to press lawmakers to pass SB 100 which sets a goal for California to reach 100% of its energy needs from clean sources. The lobbying effort starts June 11, online and through local action. And [...]

By | 2018-06-01T02:37:27+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Distributed Solar Trends

Overall, the transition out of fossil fuels and into electrification continues at a rapid pace and, for distributed solar in particular, the future looks bright.  Not without clouds and daunting regulation obstacles, but shiny nonetheless. There will be pockets with temporary adjustments for residential and small commercial solar according to Paula Mints, founder and chief [...]

By | 2018-05-31T02:38:59+00:00 May 31st, 2018|News/Stories|0 Comments

The Quiet Beauty of Engineering

Not always represented by a stunning cantilever, or an elegant curve, it also shows in mysterious boxes and relays and well designed interconnections that power machines, devices, tools at the flick of a switch.  Daily magic. At an unimaginably low price. Some large solar deals are now being signed for less than 2 cents per [...]

By | 2018-05-31T02:44:53+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Tribes build sideways

There are uncountable ways companies can fail, especially in new industries like renewables, but only a finite number of ways any company will succeed. There are plenty of tactics to find customers, some more efficient than others and some more expensive than others. Attracting the right customer is a strategic choice. A few companies prevail [...]

By | 2018-05-28T16:55:07+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Tariff Fog

In what may now look like a signature Trump reversal, the Section 301 tariffs targeting $150 B in Chinese goods have been placed on hold. This hold relates to the Intellectual Property challenge raised by the administration, it is not about the steel and aluminum Tariffs. The tariffs placed on hold are separate from the [...]

By | 2018-05-23T18:52:30+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|News/Stories|0 Comments

Carport Season

  Solar develops by fits and starts within segments; after rooftops and empty fields are converted, parking lots are the next underutilized assets to become popular. The majority of systems Staten built have been ground-mounts, in California, in India, and soon in Africa. For large systems, economics favor solar farms, or solar gardens.  So long [...]

By | 2018-05-23T17:44:11+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Electrifying Transportation

The worldwide market for plug-in vehicles is taking off with over 312,000 units sold in the first quarter, a 59% increase over Q1 2017. While the total 2017 market represents only 2 million vehicles, with China and India rushing in, and growing 50 % YOY, the goal of 100 million electric vehicles by 2030 set [...]

By | 2018-05-17T18:39:00+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Renewables now employ over 10 million worldwide

The transition to renewables is a profound phenomenon. Clean energy addresses climate change, generates savings, disrupts fossil fuel interests, and helps lift the economy. According to the annual review conducted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), 500,000 jobs were added in 2017. A 5.3% increase over the prior year, which itself grew at 21% [...]

By | 2018-05-16T17:51:31+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments