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Gwen Brown

Gwen Brown is a Content Marketing Analyst at Aurora Solar. Previously, she was a Senior Research Associate at the Environmental Law Institute. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Gettysburg College.

Is Your Solar Design Process Missing These Key Technologies?

The process of designing a solar installation is changing fast as new technologies emerge and it can be hard to keep up. Technologies that once required a supercomputer to access are now accessible to everyone through solar software. We examine key innovations that dramatically advance solar design.

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5 Reasons Blockchain Is Game-Changing for Solar Energy

Blockchain, the mechanism behind bitcoin, has major implications for solar energy. Blockchain could support peer-to-peer energy trading, solar investment, and other innovations to advance the industry. We explain how blockchain works and why it matters for solar.

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8 Cool Solar Technologies from Solar Power Northeast

The Aurora team had a great time exhibiting at Solar Power Northeast in Boston this year. These are some of the compelling solar technologies that caught our attention.

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Unlocking Commercial Solar Design Benefits with Aurora

The International Brotherhood of Electrical workers used Aurora solar design software to design a commercial solar array for their union hall, streamlining project development significantly. We walk through the design process in Aurora and the benefits it provided.

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A Flagship Building Retrofit in San Jose is Showcasing Union Solar Skills

An innovative net zero building retrofit in San Jose, with a 200 kW solar array, is showcasing the solar design and installation skills of union workers.

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Are Your Load Profiles for Solar Customers as Accurate as You Think?

Knowing a customer's energy load profile is essential to creating a good solar design. New tools make it easier to estimate load profiles accurately.

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The Green Bank Programs Making Solar Financing More Accessible, Part 2

Green banks are making it easier to access solar loans and other financing options for solar PV. We explain green bank solar programs in Hawaii and California.

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The Green Bank Programs Making Solar Financing More Accessible, Part 1

Green banks are making it easier to access solar loans and other financing options for solar PV. We explain programs in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York.

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The Aurora Blog’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, the Aurora blog is looking back at our work and what resonated most with readers. Don't miss these top articles from the last year!

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A (Solar) Christmas Story

We designed a solar installation for the 1983 movie A Christmas Story (a real home in Cleveland, Ohio!) using Aurora solar design software.

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