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What is a Green Bank? How These Institutions Are Catalyzing Solar Markets

Green banks are a new type of financing institution spurring dramatic growth in solar. We explain how they work and why they matter for solar contractors.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

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

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

Financing Tips for Solar Installers: Insights from David Arfin

David Arfin, inventor of SolarCity's groundbreaking SolarLease, sat down with Aurora Solar to share some finance tips for solar installers.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

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

The Future of Solar Finance: Insights from SolarLease Inventor, David Arfin

David Arfin, inventor of SolarCity’s groundbreaking SolarLease, shares his predictions on the future of solar finance.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown