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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

How To Secure Online Reviews For Your Solar Business

Positive online reviews can go a long way in helping your solar company grow. We explain the importance of solar reviews and how to get more of them.

Sara CarboneSara Carbone

How to Get HOA Solar Approval: Tips for Success

Homeowners Associations (HOAs) can present barriers to residential solar projects. Learn to navigate the HOA solar approval process to maximize success.

Sara CarboneSara Carbone

Who Are the Key Players In a Commercial Solar Project?

One reason that commercial solar projects are more complex than most residential ones is the large number of players involved. We explain the key actors.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Making Sense of Commercial Solar: What You Need to Know About C&I

What is commercial solar? We introduce the C&I solar sector, its current scale, factors that have constrained its growth, and forecasts for its expansion.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Solar Panel Wiring Basics: An Intro to How to String Solar Panels

Solar panel wiring (stringing) can be complex! We provide a primer on key considerations when deciding how to string solar panels.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown