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4 Ways for Solar Leads to Share the Utility Bill Data You Need

Electricity bill information is crucial for an accurate and compelling solar quote, but getting it isn't always easy. Providing different options can help.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

What Solar Contractors Should Know About Customers’ Utility Bills

Understanding your solar customer's utility bills and how to get the data you need for solar design is critical. We highlight key things to know.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

What to Know About DTE’s Net Metering Replacement in Michigan

Michigan, like other states, is seeing revisions to solar net metering (NEM) policies. DTE Energy's NEM successor program deals a blow to solar savings.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

SF Commercial Clean Energy Requirement Is a Boon for Solar

A San Francisco policy to require large commercial building owners to source 100% of their electricity from renewable energy by 2030 bodes well for solar.

Lisa CohnLisa Cohn

How to Sell Commercial Solar: 3 Strategies for Success

Commercial solar sales can be complex. We spoke with experienced sales professionals to understand some key elements of a successful C&I sales approach.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

What Is a Virtual Power Plant & Why Does It Matter for Solar?

Using software, a virtual power plant (VPP) combines power from many independent sources—such as solar arrays—creating a network that supplies power 24/7.

Lisa CohnLisa Cohn

How to Optimize Your Solar Designs for New Net Metering Rules

We present new solar design rules of thumb for optimizing savings under different net metering rule changes, based on our recent white paper analysis.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

Changing the Game of Commercial Solar Finance—A New Partnership

Accessing commercial solar financing can be a challenge, but Aurora's new solar PPA partnership with SCF is increasing transparency and ease of access.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Solar Policy Round-up: 9 Wins in the First Half of 2019

There have been a number of positive developments for the solar industry in the U.S. in 2019 to date. We explain these solar policy changes in 9 states.

Sunny WangSunny Wang

Improving Access to 3D Data for Better Solar Design: Aurora and Google

A new partnership between Aurora Solar and Google makes new 3D data from Project SunRoof available to solar contractors for improved remote solar design

Matt StevensMatt Stevens