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A Solar Market Niche You May Have Overlooked: Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI)

There’s a growing trend in the solar market that some may have overlooked: moderate- and low-income households as solar customers. As the cost of solar has gone down and financing options have expanded, these communities are becoming a more and more viable niche for solar contractors.

Sara CarboneSara Carbone

Understanding PV System Losses, Part 2: Wiring, Connections, and System Availability

There are many factors that can reduce the energy production of a solar installation. In this series, we explain common types of PV system losses so you can ensure accurate solar energy production estimates. Today, we explain wiring losses, connection losses, and system availability losses.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

Expert Q&A: Why Solar Panel Recycling Matters–and How It Can Benefit the Industry

Solar panel waste could become a major environmental challenge, but proactively implementing solar panel recycling can offer business benefits as well as sustainability. Experts from Columbia University's Center for Life Cycle Analysis discuss opportunities and challenges for the solar industry.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Understanding the “Commence Construction” Clause of the Solar ITC: What You Need to Know

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

Instructive Insights from Intersolar 2018

While there were tons of great new solar products on display, we especially loved the opportunities to learn at Intersolar North America 2018. Here are a few educational highlights we found interesting.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Are You Applying These Tactics to Close More Solar Sales?

To close a solar sale, you'll need to incorporate both new technology and traditional methods. Give these methods a chance and drive more sales.

Aurora SolarAurora Solar

Energy Independence for Independence Hall

In honor of Independence Day, we used Aurora solar design software to create a PV design for Independence Hall. With a solar installation like this, the birthplace of modern democracy could also help lead the way toward energy independence and a clean energy future!

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

SEIA President & CEO Abby Hopper on Solar Policy Priorities and More

In this conversation with Abby Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), we discuss SEIA's advocacy priorities, changes in solar markets around the country, opportunities for increasing diversity in solar, and more.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Three Solar Industry Contests Driving Innovation

Innovation has been a cornerstone of the solar industry’s successes to date, and something we're passionate about at Aurora Solar. That's why we're excited to highlight these three contests encouraging the development and implementation of new clean energy ideas.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How a Shift in Chinese Solar Policy Is Shaking Up the Industry

A shift in China's solar policies announced this month is making waves around the world. A significant reduction in solar demand from China is expected to lead to a global oversupply of solar panels and significant cost reductions. We explore likely winners and losers of these developments.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown