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How Solar Customers Save Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Net Energy Metering

Lower electric bills are one of the biggest selling points of installing a solar PV system. But how exactly does adding solar provide these savings?

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Your Solar Finance Primer: What to Know About the Top Four Solar Financing Options

A solar project is a significant investment for most customers. Fortunately, there are a number of financing options to go solar without breaking the bank.

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Evaluating Solar Financing Options: Factors for Your Customer to Consider

How do the different financing options for installing solar compare? We evaluate cash, loans, leases and PPAs and explain the key considerations for each.

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Financial Incentives for Installing Solar: A Beginner’s Guide

Installing solar may be far less expensive than you think. We've compiled the details on federal and state incentives that can dramatically cut the cost.

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Quantifying the Value of a Solar Installation: Some Helpful Metrics

When choosing between installers, solar customers often want to know how to compare the value of different project designs. We explain the key metrics.

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Why Diversity Matters for Your Solar Company—and How You Can Advance It

The 2017 U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study is the first analysis of its kind, offering insight into how companies can support diversity in their teams.

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SmartRoof: Expanding What’s Possible in Remote Solar Design

Remote site modeling for solar PV design is faster and easier than onsite methods. But there have been tradeoffs between speed and accuracy- until now.

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Community Solar Is Essential to Expanding the Solar Market—Here's How It Works

For nearly half of households and businesses in the U.S., installing solar is not an option. Community solar provides a way to bring solar to these customers.

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Solar Has Played a Key Role in Job Creation and Economic Growth: Why That Matters and Trends You Should Know

One in 50 new jobs in 2016 was in solar, but solar's economic benefits are often overlooked. We dig into employment data for trends you should know.

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Are Small Contractors the Future of Solar? Pamela Cargill Weighs in on the Industry's Evolution

Solar industry expert Pamela Cargill shares her observations on how the sector is evolving and what trends contractors should be keeping an eye on.

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