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Andrew Gong

Andrew Gong is a Research Engineer at Aurora. He previously worked on two Solar Decathlon projects, and he received his M.S. from Stanford and B.S. from Caltech.

How Net Metering is Evolving: Three Changes You Need to Know

Net metering policies are a primary way U.S. solar customers save money on their utility bills. However, utilities around the country are changing net metering policies in a variety of ways as solar becomes more common. We explain these changes to net metering and how they impact solar savings.

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Understanding PV System Losses, Part 1: Nameplate, Mismatch, and LID Losses

There are many factors that can reduce the energy production of a solar installation. In this series, we explain PV system loss types so you can ensure accurate energy production estimates. Today, we explain module nameplate rating losses, mismatch losses, and light-induced degradation.

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SDG&E’s New Time of Use Rates: How Solar Savings Are Changing, Backed by Data

In December 2017, SDG&E introduced new time of use rate schedules. We explain the important implications for solar customers' utility bill savings.

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Solar Design Lessons from the 2017 Solar Decathlon Winners

The U.S. Solar Decathlon challenges student teams to build solar-powered houses. We explore the top designs from the 2017 competition.

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11 Clever Solar House Designs from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017

The U.S. Solar Decathlon challenges college teams to build energy-efficient houses powered exclusively by solar energy. We modeled the designs in Aurora.

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An Impending SDG&E Deadline Has Big Implications for Solar Customers

If you’re a solar installer or customer in the San Diego area, you should be aware of an upcoming deadline this week with big implications for solar savings.

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NEM 2.0 Arrives in SCE Territory - Here’s What You Need To Know

California's revised net metering policy, NEM 2.0, now applies to new solar customers of all the major California utilities. Here's what you need to know.

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The Ultimate Guide to NEM 2.0: Non-Bypassable Charges Explained

Starting this year, a new approach to net metering is being rolled out across California, called NEM 2.0. We explain the billing changes for solar customers.

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