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The Value of Green Button Data for Solar Customers

Green Button Data is a valuable tool for understanding a home or business’s energy usage, and it is particularly helpful for solar designers.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

The Importance of Modeling Global Maximum Power Point Tracking

To accurately model how much energy a solar design will produce, one must account for 'global maximum power point tracking' (global MPPT) inverter capabilities.

David BrombergDavid Bromberg

Choosing the Right Size Inverter for Your Solar Design: A Primer on Inverter Clipping

It sometimes makes sense to use an inverter with a lower power rating than the capacity of the PV array—but the decision must account for inverter clipping.

David BrombergDavid Bromberg

How Project Modeling Can Energize the Community Solar Market

Community solar can greatly expand access to solar energy, but its growth has been inhibited by uncertainty in project costs. Modeling software can fix that.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Solar Alphabet Soup: 4 Acronyms That You Should Know

The solar industry evolves quickly and sometimes it's hard to keep up. This article will bring you up to speed on some key terms: PACE, LIDAR, LCOE and LACE.

Samuel AdeyemoSamuel Adeyemo

A Roofer's Guide to Going Solar - with Michelle Meier

Michelle Meier uses her extensive experience in the solar industry to help roofers add solar to their contracting businesses. She shares what she's learned.

Marion WellingtonMarion Wellington

Saving Millions for Low-Income Schools with Solar Carports - with the Stanford TomKat Fellows

Four Stanford students are creating solar designs on carports to help low-income schools find funding for their solar projects.

Gabrielle CosetengGabrielle Coseteng