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What Are Soft Costs? The Frontier of Solar Cost Reductions

Soft costs, the non-hardware costs of solar, are more than half of solar costs in the U.S. See what's being done to tackle soft costs and help solar grow!

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

SEIA's 10-Year Roadmap for U.S. Solar: What You Need to Know

At Solar Power International 2019, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released its 10-year roadmap. See what it means for solar and you!

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

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

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

Lessons From Down Under: Ways to Lower PV Solar Soft Costs

Australia has a booming solar industry; over 20% of its households have solar. Australia offers a number of lessons for the U.S. on reducing solar costs.

Sara CarboneSara Carbone

The Key Differences Between Residential and Commercial Solar

There are a number of important differences between residential solar and commercial solar projects for contractors. Whether you're considering adding commercial solar to your contracting business or want to understand how different sectors compare, our overview of 5 key differences has you covered.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

A Solar Market Niche You May Have Overlooked: Low- and Moderate-Income (LMI)

There’s a growing trend in the solar market that some may have overlooked: moderate- and low-income households as solar customers. As the cost of solar has gone down and financing options have expanded, these communities are becoming a more and more viable niche for solar contractors.

Sara CarboneSara Carbone

Expert Q&A: Why Solar Panel Recycling Matters–and How It Can Benefit the Industry

Solar panel waste could become a major environmental challenge, but proactively implementing solar panel recycling can offer business benefits as well as sustainability. Experts from Columbia University's Center for Life Cycle Analysis discuss opportunities and challenges for the solar industry.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Instructive Insights from Intersolar 2018

While there were tons of great new solar products on display, we especially loved the opportunities to learn at Intersolar North America 2018. Here are a few educational highlights we found interesting.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

Three Solar Industry Contests Driving Innovation

Innovation has been a cornerstone of the solar industry’s successes to date, and something we're passionate about at Aurora Solar. That's why we're excited to highlight these three contests encouraging the development and implementation of new clean energy ideas.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown