SunWize In The Media

As one of the largest solar energy companies in the nation, SunWize is often featured in the news. You can find links to recent news coverage below.

Mar 14, 2014

600 More Solar Panels Installed at Lake Mead NRA

Lake Mead National Recreation Area continues to "Go Green" with the addition of photovoltaic systems that not only ensure conservative energy, but also provide shade to government vehicles. Read more...
Mar 03, 2014

Understanding Reliability in Small Stand-Alone Solar Electric Systems

Read what Richard Martino, Engineering Manager Small Systems, had to say about reliability in Remote Site & Equipment Management. Read more...
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Feb 03, 2014

Cochise County supervisors proud of new solar projects

Brisbee – Tuesday, the Cochise County Board of Supervisors held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new solar-covered parking areas at the county complex on Melody Lane. Read more...
Jan 15, 2014

Hawaii Energy Guide

Small businesses spend more than $60 billion annually on energy costs. With Hawaii importing 90% of its energy and having the United States’ highest electricity costs, local businesses are increasingly turning to solar to reduce their energy expenses and increase their net operating income. Read more...
Aug 21, 2013

Companies Donate Solar To Austin Children’s Shelter

Fronius USA, SunWize Technologies, Circular Energy, and attorneys Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody, have donated a photovoltaic (PV) system installation to the shelter. Read More...
Dec 11, 2012 OFFGRID

When Does Solar Make Sense for Remote Sites?

Industrial users of solar quickly learned that it was an effective technology for powering small devices with modest energy consumption in remote locations, where access to commercial power or the operation of a fossil-fueled generator was prohibitively expensive. Read More...
Nov 30, 2012 BUSINESS

Solar Industry Borrows a Page, and a Party, From Tupperware

The neighbors had gathered on the patio of a sun-baked ranch here, eager to hear the party’s hosts talk about their products and how they could enhance their lives. But in place of the timeworn arrangement of plastic storage containers or cosmetics on the coffee table, the couple was showing off an array of a different sort: the 32 solar panels on the roof. Read More...
Nov 19, 2012

Solar Companies Seek Ways to Build an Oasis of Electricity

In the storm’s wake, solar companies have been donating equipment across New York and other stricken areas to function as emergency power systems now and backups in the longer term.
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Jan 09, 2012 BUSINESS

Bringing Solar to Water Districts

SunWize Technologies Inc. of San Jose, Calif., takes working with water districts one step further. Not a lot of land? No problem. Just use the reservoir roof. Read more...
Dec 13, 2011 BUSINESS

Policy Outlook 2012: Don't Expect Much from Washington

Publication: Renewable Energy World
Political turmoil has enveloped 2011, and it is expected to set the scene for the coming year. The late-August Solyndra bankruptcy news cast a dark mark on the Department of Energy (DOE) loan program, which is fueling an already fiery Washington D.C. climate. The heated political atmosphere has already affected a biofuels industry facing a $6 billion cut in tax breaks for ethanol producers. It also is poised to impact debates on the set-to-expire 1603 cash grant and the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for the wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass industries. Read more...
Nov 07, 2011 BUSINESS

Solar Job Watch at SunPower, First Solar, ECD, and SunWize

Publication: Greentech Media
The solar industry is going through its toughest sales year amidst some painful but necessary consolidation, contraction, and restructuring. At the end of this tunnel lies a healthier and leaner solar industry. Read More...
Nov 04, 2011 BUSINESS

Solar equipment manufacturers put it all together

Publication: San Francisco Business Times
Solar manufacturers are marketing all-in-one solar packages that bundle solar system components to give installers everything they need to set up a solar system — and give manufacturers some of the margins they’ve lost as panel prices have fallen. Read More...
Oct 17, 2011 BUSINESS

SunWize hires Scott Tonn as CEO, moves HQ to San Jose

SunWize Technologies Inc. said Monday it has hired Scott Tonn as chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors. Tonn replaces David Kulik, who worked for the company for 19 years. It is unclear why Kulik is leaving his position. Read More...
Oct 05, 2011 BUSINESS

Changes cloud solar’s future in Oregon

Publication: Gazette Times
"Demise of a popular tax credit forces companies to shift their focus" - A new state law that quietly went into effect last week is sending ripples through the state’s solar power industry, with some companies saying it will hurt their business, at least in the short term, and slow the state’s push for green energy leadership." Read More...
Aug 23, 2011 BUSINESS

AUO next gen solar tech simplifies solar

Publication: Fierce Energy
SunWize Technologies will distribute AU Optronics Corporation's (AUO) solar PV products in North America. AUO's product line includes the newly released AC Unison, a high-efficiency AC module with an integrated microinverter. AC Unison is designed for simple plug-and-play installation. Read more...
Aug 23, 2011 BUSINESS

AU Optronics Enters North America Solar Market With SunWize Deal

Publication: Bloomberg
AU Optronics Corp. (2409), Taiwan’s second- largest maker of liquid-crystal displays, signed a distribution agreement with SunWize Technologies Inc. to enter the North American solar market. Read More...
Aug 23, 2011 BUSINESS

New "Plug 'n' Play" Solar Module Fits Almost Any Roof

Publication: Reuters
A new fully assembled, plug-and-play modular rooftop solar power system was introduced at the Intersolar North America trade show last month, and it could be a low cost solar power solution for home owners and businesses that want to dip a toe into the clean energy pool. Read More...
Aug 22, 2011 BUSINESS

AU Optronics, SunWize sign North America Distribution Agreement

Publication: PV-Tech
AU Optronics (AUO) will be combining its upstream manufacturing with SunWize Technologies’ downstream distribution under a new agreement that will see SunWize circulate AUO’s full line of solar PV products to solar installers in North America. Read more...
Aug 22, 2011 BUSINESS

SunWize, AUO Enter Module Distribution Agreement

Publication: Solar Industry
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) and SunWize Technologies have entered an agreement for the distribution of AUO's solar PV products in North America. Read more...

Aug 22, 2011 BUSINESS

SunWize to distribute AUO Modules

Publication: Solar Novus

AU Optronics Corporation and SunWize Technologies have reached an agreement for SunWize to distribute AUO's solar PV products in to its solar installer network in North America. Read more...

Aug 22, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

Commercial Solar is Oregon's BETC casualty

Publication: Sustainable Business Oregon
Oregon incentives largely gone, many of those same installers are being forced to shift their strategies for the Oregon market, if not look for business elsewhere. SunWize provides commentary. Read more...

Jun 21, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

Fair unveils solar energy technology

Publication: Corvallis Gazette Times

SunWize installed a solar array alongside an education center designed to teach fair visitors about solar power at the Benton County Fairgrounds. Read more...

Jun 20, 2011 BUSINESS

SunWize Systems rooftop installation produces energy, educates public

Publication: Fierce Energy

SunWize Systems has completed the installation of a roof-mounted solar project at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Corvallis, Oregon, with the help of a $491,000 U.S. Department of Energy American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grant. Read more...

Jun 16, 2011 BUSINESS

DoE Goal: Dollar-per-Watt (Installed) for Solar PV By 2017

Publication: Renewable Energy Focus

One of the major challenges facing the solar photovoltaic (PV) research community is to bring costs down. In this first feature in a series following the progress of DoE’s dollar-per-watt program, SunWize contributes commentary from the installer's point of view. Read more...

Jun 13, 2011 BUSINESS

BETC’s demise triggers concern for energy newcomers

Publication: Daily Journal of Commerce

SunWize discusses the Oregon state legislature's decision in June to phase out the Business Energy Tax Credit program. Read more...

Jun 11, 2011 ALL

SunWize establishing distribution center in Orange County

Publication: Daily Freeman

SunWize Technologies has begun leasing 63,800 square feet of industrial space in Orange County for use as a distribution center. Read more...

Jun 11, 2011 ALL

Kingston-based solar firm expands operations into Town of Wallkill

Publication: Times Herald Record

SunWize Technologies is expanding operations by moving its distribution center into new quarters in the Town of Wallkill. Read more...

Apr 27, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

SunRun enters Oregon's solar market

Publication: Sustainable Business Oregon

SunWize partnered with SunRun to offer a lease-like solar power service to homeowners designed to make solar energy more affordable. Read more...

Apr 27, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

SunRun Makes Solar More Affordable for Oregonians

Publication: Solar Novus

SunWize partnered with SunRun, a home solar company, and announced the availability of a new option in Oregon that helps homeowners obtain more affordable solar power. Read more...

Apr 05, 2011 BUSINESS

SunWize completes first stage of 4.45MW car park solar array

Publication: PV-Tech

SunWize Systems has completed the first stage of its 4.45MW car park solar array. The system, situated on top of a Veteran’s Affairs (VA) medical center in Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. and is expected to be completed in early 2012. Read more...

Apr 05, 2011 BUSINESS

SunWize PV carport project expanded

Publication: PV Magazine

SunWize Systems has finished the first phase of a photovoltaic carport project. Slated to be the U.S.’s largest when completed, its size has been expanded from 3.63 megawatts to 4.45. Read more...

Apr 04, 2011 BUSINESS

First Phase Complete of Large Solar Carport Installation at VA Medical Center

Publication: Medical Design and Construction

SunWize recently completed the first phase of one the nation’s largest solar carports at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more...

Apr 04, 2011 BUSINESS

SunWize Completes Solar Carport at Veteran's Center

Publication: Solar Novus

SunWize Systems announced it completed the first phase of the nation's largest solar carport for the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) at its Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more...

Apr 04, 2011 BUSINESS

SunWize Systems Completes First Phase Of Carport Project

Publication: Solar Industry

SunWize Systems has completed the first phase of a PV carport for the Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) at its Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix. Read more...

Apr 04, 2011 BUSINESS

SunWize finishes solar parking covers at Phoenix VA Medical Center

Publication: Phoenix Business Journal

SunWize Systems has finished the first phase of installation of one of the largest carport solar systems in the U.S., and announced the system will be bigger than planned. Read more...

Apr 04, 2011 BUSINESS

Arizona medical center introduces solar carports to cut costs

Publication: Cooler Planet

In an effort to provide shade for more than 1,600 cars and cut energy costs, the Carl T. Hayden Veterans Association Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, recently installed a massive solar carport. Read more...

Apr 04, 2011 BUSINESS

Solar-powered Carport for VA

Publication: GetSolar.com

The Department of Veteran's Affairs has received a solar-powered carport at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and the project is one of the largest solar energy carports in the U.S. Read more...

Apr 03, 2011 BUSINESS

Solar carports to cut power costs at VA medical center

Publication: Arizona Republic

A federally funded $20 million solar-carport project will provide shade for 1,600 cars and save the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix an estimated $375,000 a year in energy costs. Read more...

Mar 24, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

The New Solar Middlemen

Publication: Bloomberg News

In California, the biggest U.S. market for solar energy, more than a third of residential installations this year have been financed by third parties. SunRun works with companies like SunWize who refer homeowners who need financing. Read more...

Mar 04, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

SunWize Systems, SunRun to Provide Cost- Effective Solar Installations for Home Owners

Publication: AzoCleantech.com

SunWize Systems declared that it has partnered with SunRun, a home solar service company. The association will enable SunWize to provide cost- effective solar power options to residents of California. The option offered will work out to be cheaper than paying monthly payments to the utility companies. Read more...

Mar 03, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

SunWize, SunRun team up to offer US installation and service package

Publication:  New Energy World Network

SunWize and SunRun team up to offer US installation and service packages. Read more...

Mar 02, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

SunWize Partners With SunRun For Simpler Home Solar Power In California

Publication: Cooler Planet

SunWize Systems announced it has partnered with SunRun, the nation’s leading home solar service company. This partnership allows SunWize to offer California homeowners more affordable solar power options, often for less than they pay their utility. Read more...

Mar 02, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

SunWize Teams With SunRun On Residential Solar

Publication: Solar Industry

SunWize and SunRun will offer solar electricity service agreements to residential customers. With SunRun's solar power service, homeowners can qualify for no money up front or pay a small one-time system installation fee, and then low monthly bills for solar energy. Read more...

Mar 02, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

A Sun-A-Thon: SunWize Partners with SunRun

Publication: Solar Feeds

SunWize Systems announced that it has partnered with SunRun, the nation’s leading home solar service company. Read more...

Feb 27, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

The Solar Social Network: Evangelists Required

Publication: Reuters

Solar service providers are increasingly turning to social media tactics in an attempt to create engaged communities around the sunny clean power. SunWize Technologies encourages its customers to hold the solar version of a "Tupperware" party with neighbors to discuss benefits. Read more...

Feb 27, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

The Solar Social Network: Evangelists Required

Publication: Earth2Tech

Solar service providers are increasingly turning to social media tactics in an attempt to create engaged communities around the sunny clean power. SunWize Technologies encourages its customers to hold the solar version of a "Tupperware" party with neighbors to discuss benefits. Read more...

Feb 09, 2011 BUSINESS

Carl Hayden VA Center in Phoenix goes green

Publication: KTAR.com

The Carl Hayden Veterans Administration Medical Center in Phoenix is going green in a big way. By next year, every covered parking structure at the center will be outfitted with SunWize solar panels. Read more...

Jan 20, 2011 RESIDENTIAL

Celebrate Corvallis Honors Leaders, Volunteers

Publication: Corvallis Gazette Times

SunWize Technologies Philomath, OR-based business, owned by David and Heidi Eveland, earned the Good Steward of the Planet award. Read more...

Jan 13, 2011 BUSINESS

Looking Beyond the Treasury 1603 Cash Grant for 2011

Publication: Environmental Leader

Solar companies and a look at life past the Treasury 1603 Cash Grant for 2011. Companies who are taking advantage of this grant must think about not only how it will affect next year, but also the years beyond. Read more...