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What Are Time of Use Rates? Your TOU Guide

Time of use rates charge different prices for electricity at different times. We explain what you should know—including how they affect solar customers.

Samuel AdeyemoSamuel Adeyemo

4 Ways for Solar Leads to Share the Utility Bill Data You Need

Electricity bill information is crucial for an accurate and compelling solar quote, but getting it isn't always easy. Providing different options can help.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

What Solar Contractors Should Know About Customers’ Utility Bills

Understanding your solar customer's utility bills and how to get the data you need for solar design is critical. We highlight key things to know.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

White Paper: Analysis of U.S. Net Metering Policy Changes

Utilities around the country are changing solar net metering policies and making them less favorable for solar. This extensive study explains the impacts.

Aurora SolarAurora Solar

What Net Metering Policy Changes Mean for Solar Savings

Net metering policies are being changed in several ways that limit solar savings. We explain exactly what the effects are—based on recent Aurora research.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

3 Tactics for Better Solar Designs Under Time of Use (TOU) Rates

Time of use (TOU) rates — which charge different prices for electricity depending on the time it is used — add additional complexity to finding the best solar design for the customer. There are several strategies that can help you design the best PV system for your customer’s TOU rate, however.

Gwen BrownGwen Brown

How to Sell Solar in a Time of Use Rate World

As solar energy grows in popularity, more and more utilities are adopting Time of Use rates. That means it’s time to get smart about how you approach solar sales conversations when Time of Use rates apply. We discuss five strategies to effectively sell solar in areas with TOU rates.

Aurora SolarAurora Solar

How Net Metering Is Evolving: Three Changes You Need to Know

Net metering policies are a primary way U.S. solar customers save money on their utility bills. However, utilities around the country are changing net metering policies in a variety of ways as solar becomes more common. We explain these changes to net metering and how they impact solar savings.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

SDG&E’s New Time of Use Rates: How Solar Savings Are Changing, Backed by Data

In December 2017, SDG&E introduced new time of use rate schedules. We explain the important implications for solar customers' utility bill savings.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong

An Impending SDG&E Deadline Has Big Implications for Solar Customers

If you’re a solar installer or customer in the San Diego area, you should be aware of an upcoming deadline this week with big implications for solar savings.

Andrew GongAndrew Gong