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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

SEIA's 10-Year Roadmap for U.S. Solar: What You Need to Know

At Solar Power International 2019, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released its 10-year roadmap. See what it means for solar and you!

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How to Pay for Commercial Solar: A Financing Guide for Contractors

Commercial solar financing can be complex but it's essential for C&I solar contractors to understand. We explore the common financing options to know.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Solar Fundamentals: What's the Difference Between AC vs. DC?

Solar professionals need to be well versed in electricity—that includes mastering the difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Growth Can Boost Solar

Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs), an alternative to traditional utilities, often provide greener power. We explore what their growth means for solar.

Lisa CohnLisa Cohn