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Amicus Partners with AMURTEL to Bring Portable Solar Power to Puerto Rico

Check back to this page for updates on our project or to support our efforts with a donation to AMURTEL.


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Amicus Member, SunCommon NY, is named #1 on the Rochester Top 100

Congratulations, SunCommon NY, for your incredible growth and success.


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Boulder-based Clean Energy Credit Union receives federal charter


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Amicus Women in Solar: Honoring Solar Industry Leaders on Women’s Business Day

Congratulations to our members, Jeanine Cotter of Luminalt Solar Energy Solutions and Regina Wheeler of SunPower by Positive Energy Solar for being featured by SunPower on Women’s Business Day.  Both of these women make our industry and our cooperative proud.

 


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Congratulations to Our Member, PV Squared, for Achieving NABCEP Company Accreditation

PV Squared joins Amicus member, Technicians for Sustainability, as one of only eight solar companies in the country to achieve company accreditation by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.


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Hudson Solar Partners with Geothermal Start-Up, Dandelion, to Transition Homes to 100% Renewable Energy

Congratulations to our member, Hudson Solar, on this exciting new partnership!  Using a new geothermal installation process, Dandelion can convert homeowners away from oil or gas heat and offer them substantial savings.  Hudson Solar, with its on-site or community solar offerings, can then offer homeowners lower cost solar electricity.  A homeowner with both systems properly sized will be able to use 100% clean energy to power their home.

 


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Amicus Member, SunCommon, Helps Rock Art Brewery Become First 100% Solar-powered Brewery in VT

Congratulations to our member, SunCommon, for helping Rock Art Brewery meet all of its electricity needs through a 67 kW rooftop solar PV system. Enjoy a Sun Rocked IPA to celebrate!


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Trending in solar O&M: Industry players call for standardization

Amanda Bybee, CEO of the new Amicus O&M Cooperative, describes how members will collaborate to bring standardization and a higher level of service to the solar O&M industry.


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Working Together, Small Solar Firms Compete With Big-Name Rivals

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) highlights the reasons that Amicus Solar Cooperative members are able to command more influence in the solar marketplace by working together.  Stephen Irvin, President and CEO of Amicus, is interviewed on ILSR’s Local Energy Rules podcast and describes a new venture born from Amicus Solar – the Clean Energy Federal Credit Union.


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The State of the Solar Industry

SolarPro Magazine reaches out to some of the solar industry’s best advocates and brightest stars, including Amicus Solar Cooperative, to get their take on the current state of the solar industry.


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National solar cooperative shares staff to cut O&M costs by 35%

A new U.S. member-owned cooperative is to build a pool of certified staff and equipment from across the country to drive down operations and maintenance (O&M) costs and minimize full life-cycle risks for new plants, Stephen Irvin, CEO of project leader Amicus Solar, told PV Insider.


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Amicus Solar Awarded U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Funding to Create New O&M Cooperative

New cooperative will make commercial- and utility-scale operations and maintenance (O&M) services more streamlined, more consistent, and more cost-effective for the solar industry.


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Amicus Members Team Up to Build Community Solar

Two of Amicus’ members, Sustainable Energy Developments based in NY and Suncommon based in VT, have partnered up to build community solar projects in the Northeast.


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Maria Kingery Winner of C3E Award!

Maria Kingery from Amicus member Southern Energy Management was awarded the 2016 Entrepreneurship Award from Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E.)


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Creative Energies Finds Golden Ticket!

Amicus member Creative Energies is one of 10 lucky winners to receive a $10,000 cash prize in the SolarEdge campaign celebrating the sale of their 10,000,000th power optimizer.


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Sun Valley Solar Solutions Celebrates 10 Years!

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Amicus member Sun Valley Solar Solutions is celebrating their 10-Year Anniversary this June. Congratulations on this awesome milestone!

 


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Sunsense Solar and Habitat for Humanity

Every year on Earth Day, Amicus Solar Cooperative member Sunsense Solar donates a solar PV system to a member of their Carbondale, CO community. This year’s lucky recipient was the Dory family of Basalt.


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The Big Question Day 11: What Is Your Greatest Concern for Your Industry in 2016?

Where will the industry stumble and where will it thrive? We asked executives at major renewable energy companies to talk to us about their worries, fears and concerns as we head into 2016.

See what Phil Coupe, Co-founder of  ReVision Energy, a member owner of Amicus Solar Cooperative, has to say.


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Sun Valley Solar Solutions Honored with 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Leading Arizona-based solar integrator accepts fourth Angie’s List award for consistently high level of customer satisfaction.


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SunCommon co-founder Duane Peterson recognized for socially responsible business practices

Peterson was honored with the Terry Ehrich Award for Excellence in Socially Responsible Business.


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Stephen presents at SPI 2015

What it Takes to Be Successful as a Residential Installer

The purpose of this session is to educate residential installers on practical ways to get and stay competitive from the direct experience of individuals who have grown successful solar companies of all types. ​

Date and Time: Wednesday, September 16 at 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Speakers:
Barry Cinnamon, CEO, Cinnamon Solar
Stephen Irvin, Amicus Solar
Vadim Polikov, Astrum Solar (now Direct Energy)


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SolarPro Interview with Stephen Irvin, Amicus Solar Cooperative:

A Progressive Model for Purchasing and Information Exchange


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Reuters

Locus Energy Named Preferred Supplier for Amicus Solar Cooperative Locus’ Solar Monitoring and Data Analytics Products are Purchasing Coop’s Top Choice


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Solar Power World

Solar Speaks: Amicus And Locus Energy Discuss Solar Monitoring And Purchasing Cooperatives


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Rocky Mountain Institute

The Rise of Solar Co-ops


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SolarEnergy.net

Amicus Solar Embraces the Co-op Model to Give Small Solar Firms an Edge


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PR Newswire

Amicus/LFC Capital Announce $50 Million Solar Program


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SolarEdge

SolarEdge and Amicus Enter Preferred Vendor Agreement


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Distributed Solar East

May 12-14, 2015, Washington, D.C.
Amicus Solar Speaking Engagement


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Green Jobs Conference

April 13, 2015, Washington, D.C.
Amicus Solar Speaking Engagement


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