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What You Need to Know About PERC Solar Cells

Solar panels built with PERC cells have an additional layer on the back of the traditional solar cells. This additional layer allows more sunlight to be captured and turned into electricity, making PERC cells more efficient than traditional cells.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

How to Handle the “Now is Not a Good Time” Objection in 3 Steps

“It’s just not a good time right now.” The case for solar is as strong as ever, but to close a deal in the era of COVID-19, it’s critical to instill customer confidence.

Katherine Burk CheemaKatherine Burk Cheema

Quick Guide to Smart Modules

The smart module (also known as DC-optimized modules) has been increasing in popularity because of its benefits compared to traditional modules.

Sunny WangSunny Wang

The Duck Curve: A Review of California's Daily Load Predictions

In response to an ever-increasing volume of intermittent renewable energy—predominantly solar, CAISO began preparing for the impacts it will have on net load.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

COVID-19 Shutdown Impacts on the Grid

Due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and temporary shutdown of non-essential businesses, there’s been a marked reduction in energy usage in California.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

COVID-19 Stimulus Package: Where Does the Solar Industry Fit In?

Solar companies will be able to benefit from the CARES Act’s long-term unemployment insurance, business loans and provisions that support employee protections.

Lisa CohnLisa Cohn

Getting Started with Remote Solar Sales

Make the transition from meeting your customers in-person to conducting your solar sales 100% remote with these key takeaways.

Sunny WangSunny Wang

Highlights of SEIA Webinar Coronavirus — Implications for the U.S. Solar Industry

SEIA recently hosted an online meeting to discuss: the possible implications of COVID-19 for the solar industry, actions SEIA is taking on behalf of the industry, and resources for solar professionals.

Allison RuedigAllison Ruedig

Should I Point My Solar Panels West to Optimize for Afternoon Peak TOU Rates?

In this post we will dive into why west-facing panels might be more advantageous than south-facing ones, and provide recommendations based on your location and how your peak time-of-use (TOU) rate works.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

Want to Boost Your Solar Sales in 2020?  You Better Learn to TALC

As the solar market matures, competition for customers is getting fierce. Learn how to stay ahead of the game with a strategy of TALC - Teach, Ask, Listen and, Close.

Samuel AdeyemoSamuel Adeyemo