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What Is the Cost of Section 201 Solar Tariffs? New Data from SEIA

New data from SEIA quantifies the costs of Section 201 solar tariffs, which raised the price of solar modules imported into the U.S. See what they found!

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How Does a Photovoltaic System Produce Electricity?

How does a photovoltaic system work? What components is it made of? And what factors affect how much energy it produces? Read on to find out this and more!

Christian BrownChristian Brown

Is Solar a Good Fit for This Bavarian Castle?

Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany is an enchanting site. But is it a good location for solar? We find out, using horizon shading and global LIDAR features.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

Why You Need a Remote Solar Sales Process and How to Build One

Selling solar remotely is an easy way solar companies can save time and money and close more sales. Learn how to implement this strategy and why.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

What Is Horizon Shading and Why Is It Important for Solar?

The terrain around a solar PV site can sometimes cause shading—especially in hilly areas. With horizon shading, Aurora automatically models this effect.

Brett HarveyBrett Harvey

What Are Soft Costs? The Frontier of Solar Cost Reductions

Soft costs, the non-hardware costs of solar, are more than half of solar costs in the U.S. See what's being done to tackle soft costs and help solar grow!

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

What Are Time of Use Rates? Your TOU Guide

Time of use rates charge different prices for electricity at different times. We explain what you should know—including how they affect solar customers.

Samuel AdeyemoSamuel Adeyemo

100% Clean Energy for California: What SB 100 Means for Distributed Solar

California's SB100 charts a path to 100% clean energy by 2045—but what that means for solar remains unclear. See expert insights from Aurora's GTM webinar.

Sunny WangSunny Wang

What to Know About the Solar ITC Step Down

Solar contractors need to have a firm grasp on the IRS's “commence construction” policy to know whether a solar project will qualify for the Investment Tax Credit and at what level. This will allow you to give customers an accurate understanding of the true cost of their system.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How Gippsland Solar Won a Unique New Construction Solar Deal

Gippsland Solar won a unique and high-profile solar project using Aurora solar software to design the PV system before the building was built.

Lisa CohnLisa Cohn