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Which of Santa Claus’s Workshops Supports the Most Solar?

In this Solar Landmark, we explore solar designs for Santa at the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska; Santa’s Workshop in North Pole, New York; and Santa Claus Village in Finland.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

Key State Policy Changes in the Second Half of 2019

Q3 and Q4 of 2019 saw noteworthy solar policy changes in states around the country, including commitments to 100% clean energy from several more states!

Sunny WangSunny Wang

Opportunity Zones Explained: A Helpful Solar Incentive

Opportunity zones, which offer tax benefits to qualifying businesses, provide valuable incentives for solar development. Learn more about how they work!

Lisa CohnLisa Cohn

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