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The Importance of Discounting Future Solar Savings

If you're not applying a discount rate, you're likely misrepresenting the financial returns of solar energy. We explain why and how to use a discount rate.

Samuel AdeyemoSamuel Adeyemo

Can Solar Offer Better Returns than the Stock Market?

A solar project can be costly but it’s important to weight that cost like an investment. This study found that returns from solar often surpass the S&P 500!

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

White Paper: The Financial Impact of Net Energy Metering 2.0 Policy

NEM 2.0 is now the official utility rate policy for solar customers in California – but few people truly understand its financial and design implications.

Aurora SolarAurora Solar

Commercial Solar Financing: Three Bottom-Line Benefits to Going Solar

Businesses are increasingly interested in adding solar— both for brand and bottom line. We detail some of the factors driving commercial solar adoption.

Marion WellingtonMarion Wellington

The Value of Green Button Data for Solar Customers

Green Button Data is a valuable tool for understanding a home or business’s energy usage, and it is particularly helpful for solar designers.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How Much is Solar Energy Worth? Understanding Solar Compensation Under Net Energy Metering and Feed-in Tariffs

Bill savings are a major benefit of installing solar, but how is your solar energy valued? We explain the 2 main approaches: net metering and feed-in tariffs.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Solar Alphabet Soup: 4 Acronyms That You Should Know

The solar industry evolves quickly and sometimes it's hard to keep up. This article will bring you up to speed on some key terms: PACE, LIDAR, LCOE and LACE.

Samuel AdeyemoSamuel Adeyemo

LCOE Explained: Behind Solar Sales' Most Important Metric

The true financial savings of your solar design can be understood with the LCOE. Read this to know exactly what the LCOE is.

Samuel AdeyemoSamuel Adeyemo