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December 10, 2014 | No comments yet

Why Wiser Partners with 1% for the Planet

During the busy Holiday season, there is a lot of pressure to buy presents and attend holiday parties, but it is also an important time of year to be thankful and to help those in need. Wiser Capital believes in giving back and is a proud member of 1% for the Planet. Being a member […] Read More

November 20, 2014 | No comments yet

5 Reasons to Work with Wiser

Top 5 Reasons to Work with Wiser We thrive by helping others grow. Wiser Capital is an investment firm that helps business owners and nonprofits reduce their environmental footprint and save money. We make it easier for solar installation companies to shine in highly competitive markets, while retaining their profit margin to keep boots on […] Read More

November 5, 2014 | No comments yet

Why Are Solar’s Soft Costs So Hard To Bring Down?

In the solar industry, the term “soft cost” is a literal and figurative four-letter word. Although the cost of photovoltaic (PV) panels has plummeted in recent years, dropping by more than 70% from 2007 to 2012, the clean energy technology’s pursuit to become cost-competitive with fossil energy continues to fall short for anything other than […] Read More

October 3, 2014 | No comments yet

Incentives for Solar Dry up in California

Southern California Edison (SCE) announced via email that they would begin a wait list for their non-residential rebate program. What does this mean? It means that the California Solar Initiative rebate program is pretty much out of money for most home and business owners. We should note that in San Diego the California Center for […] Read More

September 2, 2014 | No comments yet

Bringing Standardization and Liquidity to the Solar Market

In 2012 the US Dept. of Energy provided a grant to the National Renewable Energy Labs to fund an initiative focused on encouraging new sources of capital to invest in solar projects. This resulted in the creation of the SAPC (Solar Access to Public Capital) Alliance. SAPC is a working collaborative with over 120 active […] Read More

August 13, 2014 | No comments yet

Walking the Walk

After seven years in the solar industry and almost three years as a homeowner I knew it was time to go solar. It was time to cut my electricity bill. It was time to invest in stable, safe and clean energy. Please note that my experience is far from normal, and this is NOT a […] Read More

July 29, 2014 | No comments yet

Decoding Your Electric Bill, or Ditching It Altogether

Confused. Daunted. Skeptical. Anyone who has ever paid an electric bill has likely felt one or more of these emotions about their local utility. Although readability has improved in recent years, utility bills certainly do not seem to be designed with the customer in mind. What’s the difference between a kW and a kWh? Why […] Read More

July 24, 2014 | No comments yet

Computing Power is Transforming the Solar Industry

Technology and information are so integrated into our everyday lives; it’s sometimes difficult to remember what life was like without them. Before smart phones and personal computers, something as simple as going out to eat required that you look up the restaurant in the phone book, make a phone call to book a reservation, and […] Read More

June 25, 2014 | No comments yet

Pedal to the Metal, Wiser AC/DC

he team at Wiser Capital is committed to cleaner, more sustainable energy practices in all facets of life. Our business model promotes this commitment by financing solar energy projects. During the month of May, our staff and interns exemplified our dedication to a clean energy future by commuting on bicycles for a local competition, CycleMAYnia. […] Read More