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Solar Fundamentals: What's the Difference Between AC vs. DC?

Solar professionals need to be well versed in electricity—that includes mastering the difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Solar Has Played a Key Role in Job Creation and Economic Growth: Why That Matters and Trends You Should Know

One in 50 new jobs in 2016 was in solar, but solar's economic benefits are often overlooked. We dig into employment data for trends you should know.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

What the Total Eclipse Means for Solar Energy

America's first total solar eclipse in 38 years is coming up on August 21, 2017. Here's what it means for solar power across the country.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Diving Into Irradiance Modeling, with Solar Industry Pioneer Richard Perez

Dr. Richard Perez developed the model used across the solar industry to calculate irradiance on solar panels. He discusses his research and industry trends.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

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

Why Submodule Simulation Matters

Analyzing shade on a module at the cell string level can boost your solar energy production forecast by over 2%

David BrombergDavid Bromberg

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

The Beginner’s Guide to Solar Energy

What are the important must know facts about solar energy and the solar industry for beginners? Read on to find out.

Christian BrownChristian Brown