Solar design tips, sales advice, and industry insights from the premier solar design software platform

Our Newsletter

Solar design tips, sales advice, and industry insights from the premier solar design software platform


Solar Design Lessons from the 2017 Solar Decathlon Winners

The U.S. Solar Decathlon challenges student teams to build solar-powered houses. We explore the top designs from the 2017 competition.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

What Makes a Solar Sales Proposal Successful? 5 Tips for Proposals that Close

Your sales proposal for a solar PV system is what the customer will have as they decide between you and competitors. These tips will make it more effective.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

11 Clever Solar House Designs from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017

The U.S. Solar Decathlon challenges college teams to build energy-efficient houses powered exclusively by solar energy. We modeled the designs in Aurora.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

How Solar Customers Save Money: A Beginner’s Guide to Net Energy Metering

Lower electric bills are one of the biggest selling points of installing a solar PV system. But how exactly does adding solar provide these savings?

Trevor HouseTrevor House

Your Solar Finance Primer: What to Know About the Top Four Solar Financing Options

A solar project is a significant investment for most customers. Fortunately, there are a number of financing options to go solar without breaking the bank.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Evaluating Solar Financing Options: Factors for Your Customer to Consider

How do the different financing options for installing solar compare? We evaluate cash, loans, leases and PPAs and explain the key considerations for each.

Trevor HouseTrevor House

Financial Incentives for Installing Solar: A Beginner’s Guide

Installing solar may be far less expensive than you think. We've compiled the details on federal and state incentives that can dramatically cut the cost.

Trevor HouseTrevor House

Quantifying the Value of a Solar Installation: Some Helpful Metrics

When choosing between installers, solar customers often want to know how to compare the value of different project designs. We explain the key metrics.

Trevor HouseTrevor House

Why Diversity Matters for Your Solar Company—and How You Can Advance It

The 2017 U.S. Solar Industry Diversity Study is the first analysis of its kind, offering insight into how companies can support diversity in their teams.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

SmartRoof: Expanding What’s Possible in Remote Solar Design

Remote site modeling for solar PV design is faster and easier than onsite methods. But there have been tradeoffs between speed and accuracy- until now.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown