Solar Energy

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Last week California Energy Commission (CEC) approved the 2022 California Energy Code, which sets the building standards for new construction. In a unanimous vote, California became the first state in the country to require builders to install solar and battery storage on new commercial buildings and high-rise multifamily buildings. The approved Energy Code also includes requirements for builders to design single-family homes so battery storage can be easily added to the already existing solar system. In addition, incentives to eliminate natural gas from new buildings should increase the advantage of solar water heating technologies in the future.

Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there wasn’t a reason to be here in all your uniqueness, you wouldn’t be here in the first place.”

“R. Buckminster Fuller”

This decision intensifies the spotlight on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which holds the keys to whether these standards ever go into effect. Solar PV and energy storage, whether on homes or commercial properties, directly depend on net metering tariffs that set the solar credit customers to receive for the energy their panels deliver to the grid and protect them from discriminatory utility charges.
Deep decarbonization requires an urgent focus on technology and innovation. It’s a complex challenge that will require leaders and policymakers across the globe to make difficult decisions if we’re to meet the targets set out in the Paris Agreement. But how do nations and industries approach deep decarbonization, the options available, and what practical action is needed now?

To discuss the specific actions needed to achieve deep decarbonization includes scaling up existing technology and repurposing and modernizing existing infrastructure. This requires insight from the energy transition outlook and discussing the progress of different markets striving to meet their targets under the Paris Agreement.  Finally, it requires looking at how better policy support and more innovative investments can help drive the energy transition and mitigate risks for businesses looking to cut or offset their carbon emissions.

With the dire warnings of the world’s scientists as background, today’s vote is another first-in-the-nation move by California to build a cleaner energy future literally. By incorporating solar energy and energy storage into new commercial buildings, California is extending the benefits of advanced clean energy technologies to where people work and play, not just where they live.

Is a modules shortage on the Horizon?

Please use the link North American Clean Energy – July/August 2021 issue to see the article on pages 16-17 in the issue.

Breaking news from the Biden Administration they are restricting imports of modules manufactured with polysilicon by Hoshine Silicon Co based on allegations of forced labor.

If you want 450W to 600W modules, let us know as we can get the best pricing. Please email me at or call 916-284-8841.

Unicorn has purchased modules from Aisa, directly saving our customers thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars (a penny or more a watt). If you are purchasing your modules and you’re interested in considering a competitive bid, we would appreciate the opportunity to assist and de-risk your investment.

To read my article in the North American Clean Energy for March/April issue go to the following link. You will find the article on page 14North American Clean Energy March/April 2021 Issue by North American Clean Energy – Issuu

If you want a video look at the expected growth of 2019/2020 based on an interview in SPI 2019 go to this link:

Important Note:

USD has partnered with Stem and Enel X and is accredited for storage. If you are looking for storage options on your next or any future projects, please allow us to ensure your storage investment brings the expected returns.

If you are looking for low-cost high-efficiency modules or storage please read below.

Looking for an amazing module deal then please contact us ASAP and we have a number of modules (JA, QCell, Longi, Trina, GCL, Risen, and Seraphim) at extremely low prices? These are Tier 1 with a full warranty being purchased directly from the factory.

 If you have eight to ten weeks before requiring modules, please let us know, and we will remove all risk by auditing your order from BOM through delivery.

With an additional two years of 26% ITC, it is time now to remove the tariff.

If you want 450W to 600W modules let us know as we can get the best pricing. Please email me at or call 916-284-8841

Last week’s question was, “Is the price of modules going up?” 89% of the respondents said, Yes.”

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USD focuses on ensuring our customers have a pleasant experience purchasing modules or storage. We have refined the steps of the bid, acceptance, and delivery process. We perform the steps required to satisfy the requirements of all the parties in the acquisition and sale. Please contact us with any questions, and we can help you better understand the value of hiring module professionals to assist your module purchase process.

Have questions please contact Karlita or Robert, and we will be happy to assist you? If you have Marketing questions contact Jayde.

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