The residential solar installation and finance market is remaking itself through new alliances, vertical integration and hybrid sales channels, as well as with access to increasingly cheaper capital. We are in a post-CSI era and yet installation prices continue to fall.
The early winners in this high-growth and volatile market have emerged. But the landscape is still shifting.
Residential solar news roundup
Sungevity raised a $70 million funding round led by Jetstream Ventures, along with investment from utility E.ON and GE Ventures. The online solar sales company has now raised more than $200 million in VC and project financing from investors including Brightpath Capital Partners, home improvement store Lowe's, Vision Ridge Partners, Oaklandimpact, Greener Capital, Firelake Capital, Craton Equity Partners and Eastern Sun Capital Partners.