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Spice Solar News

December 23, 2016 – 10 Predictions for Rooftop Solar in 2017
Solar veteran Barry Cinnamon of Spice Solar makes some more educated guesses.
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November 08, 2016 – Running the Numbers for Tesla’s Solar Roof: How Much Will It Cost You?
Barry Cinnamon digs into the economics of Tesla’s newest tech. And despite the lack of information, he’s pretty optimistic about the prospects for the solar roof.
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September 21, 2016 – Does the SEIA board need more Distributed Generation solar companies
Solar advocate and business owner Barry Cinnamon discusses why he and others believe the board of directors at the Solar Energy Industries Association, or SEIA, leans too heavily toward utility-scale solar, in this Solar Speaks Live video, filmed on the tradeshow floor at Solar Power International 2016.
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September 21, 2016 – Solar flare-up: Trade group wrestles with internal ruckus
A rooftop solar executive based in San Jose and a clean energy entrepreneur claim the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is tilted too much in favor of companies aligned with utilities, to the detriment of smaller solar companies on the state and local levels.
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September 16, 2016 – EnergyWire’s Kuckro discusses solar industry’s rift over advocacy goals, leadership
This week, the solar industry held its annual Solar Power International conference in Las Vegas. It followed a contentious back-and-forth between utility-scale and rooftop solar advocates. How will this rift affect the future of the industry’s leadership and advocacy goals? On today’s The Cutting Edge, EnergyWire reporter Rod Kuckro discusses the split within the solar industry and its broader impacts.
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September 9, 2016 – Open letter (and petition) urges for change in SEIA’s board of director governance
Two prominent voices for renewable energy have circulated an open letter to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and a petition to try and change the structure of SEIA’s board of directors in order to achieve a better balance between distributed generation and utility-scale proponents when setting the direction of the advocacy organization.
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September 7, 2016 – SEIA, Solar Industry Debate the Future of Solar Advocacy Ahead of SPI
Some members of the solar industry are worried SEIA is focusing too much on utility-scale solar power and not enough on residential and smaller solar installers and installations.
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September 7, 2016 – An urgent plea to the Solar Industry from Jigar Shah and Barry Cinnamon
An urgent plea to the Solar Industry from Jigar Shah and Barry Cinnamon to Change SEIA Board Governance to make it more Democratic.
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September 7, 2016 – Solar Veterans Call for Change at SEIA, Showcase a Divided Industry
Solar Veterans Call for Change at SEIA, Showcase a Divided Industry – Utility-scale solar and distributed generation are clashing at SEIA, a well-known solar industry association in the United States.
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September 6, 2016 – An Urgent Plea to SEIA: Change Your Solar Advocacy Priorities
An Urgent Plea to SEIA: Change Your Solar Advocacy Priorities – Jigar Shah and Barry Cinnamon argue that America’s biggest solar lobbying group needs to better represent distributed generation.
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September 21, 2015 – Spice Solar announces partnerships with JA Solar, RECOM Solar and Boviet Solar
Solar Power World Magazine – Spice Solar announces partnerships with JA Solar, RECOM Solar and Boviet Solar.
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July 13, 2015 – Spice Solar integrated racking certified for all residential rooftops
Solar Power World Magazine – Spice Solar integrated racking certified for all residential rooftops.
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August 4, 2015 – State’s utilities want to cut benefits to solar customers
SF Chronicle – State’s utilities want to cut benefits to solar customers.
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January 6, 2014 – Better Racking Drives Down Solar Energy’s Soft Costs

Energy News – “The biggest cost rebate opportunities are with integrated racking,” according to Cinnamon Solar CEO and maestro installer Barry Cinnamon, “and expelling a engorgement of tiny nuts, bolts, wires, clips, pieces and tools that don’t supplement any organic value to a system, though still need to be fabricated on a rooftop.”
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Spice Solar Press Releases

November 29, 2016 – Boviet Solar USA & Spice Solar Team Up to Provide Vocational Training to San Jose Conservation Corps

Leading PV Module Manufacturer and Rooftop Racking System Company Work Together to Provide At Risk Youth a Path to a Career in the Solar Industry
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September 12th, 2016 – Announcing the Availability of New Solar Modules Leveraging Spice Solar Built-In Racking® Technology from Boviet Solar USA
Announcing the Availability of New Solar Modules Leveraging Spice Solar Built-In-Racking® Technology from Boviet Solar USA
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September 14th, 2015 – Spice Solar Announces Three New Bankable Partners: JA Solar, Boviet Solar and RECOM Solar
Spice Solar Announces Three New Bankable Partners: JA Solar, Boviet Solar and RECOM Solar.
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July 13, 2015 – Spice Solar Series 300 Integrated Racking Certified For All Residential Rooftops
Spice Solar Certified For All Residential Rooftops
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July 13, 2015 – Spice Solar Series 300 Integrated Racking Certified For All Residential Rooftops
Spice Solar Certified For All Residential Rooftops
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October 2, 2014 – Spice Solar White Paper Helps Installers Sort Through Their Rooftop Solar Racking Choices
Spice Solar Racking White Paper Series Press Release
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July 1, 2014 – Spice Solar Integrated Racking Modules Introduced at InterSolar North America