The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a great opportunity for college students to get hands-on experience with the design and construction of houses and solar PV systems. The collegiate competition—happening in Denver, Colorado at the time of publication—challenges student teams to design and build full-size, energy-efficient h…Andrew Gong
What would some of the world's most iconic landmarks look like with solar panels?
In honor of Independence Day, we thought it was the perfect time to explore a solar design for a revolutionary hero: George Washington. Using Aurora’s remote solar design and analysis capabilities, we explored how solar can bring energy independence to Mount Vernon, the home of America’s first president. The grandiose manor in northern V…Gwen Brown
In our Solar Landmark series, we use Aurora’s solar design software to "travel" to famous landmarks and investigate their potential for solar energy generation—all from the comfort of our offices in California. We’ve explored solar designs for the White House and Buckingham Palace, so we thought it was time we set our sights on another…Gwen Brown
Here at Aurora, we spend a lot of time thinking about roofs in our quest to enable any solar professional to design and sell an optimal solar project in minutes. We featured Michelle Meier, who helps roofers go solar, and we paid close attention to Elon Musk’s vision of roofs made out of solar cells. While there are still gaps in what we…Marion Wellington
In our series Solar Landmarks, we explore the world, all from the comfort of the Aurora office in Palo Alto. We will “travel” to famous landmarks and investigate their potential for solar energy generation. For each site, we will go through the entire solar design process—from determining an optimal component layout based on the roof str…Samuel Adeyemo
In our new series Landmark Solar Design, we will be exploring the world, all from the comfort of the Aurora office in Palo Alto. In each post, we will ‘travel’ to a famous landmark and investigate its potential for solar energy generation. For each site, we will go through the entire solar design process - from determining an optimal co…Gabrielle Coseteng