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Making Sense of Your Industrial Solar Lease

In the age of clean energy, property developments are evolving to accommodate eco-friendly trends. This push towards sustainability has prompted industrial property owners to implement green technology that not only bolsters their properties, but...

How Much Sun Do Your Panels Really Use?

Sunlight is fuel – especially for PV plants. As such, quantifying incoming sunlight is a core component of PV plant performance monitoring.  Typically, sensors like thermopile pyranometers and/or silicon reference cells are deployed...

Recycling A Solar System Best practices in the management of used solar modules – Part 1

In this first of a two-part series, we focus on the rules and regulations, as well as waste management concepts related to solar panels. Once they are removed from a solar field or other installation, what do you do with them? It’s...

Policy Changes Open Doors to the Solar Secondary Market

Policy changes in the solar industry may cause uncertainty, but they also open doors to new opportunities in the secondary market. It’s up to you to step through and discover what’s on the other side. Secondary Market Defined Before we...

By The Book: Selecting the right PV labels for your installation

The NEC 2020 code update is in effect. Many states and jurisdictions used to take forever to adopt code revisions, but lately, national compliance is happening more quickly – and with good reason. Safety is critical. Waiting years to implement...

The Power of Time

Power vs energy. kW vs kWH. Inverter capacity vs battery capacity. Do you know the difference? A sustainable future featuring solar power plus energy storage should be getting more transparent and less confusing. But, as you can tell, that’s not...

Solar Thermal Pools: Commercial design and implementation

Watching aerial images of large commercial solar systems often brings to mind the monumental effort and attention to detail involved in getting a project to completion. Over the years, I have come to learn and appreciate the nuances and the fine...

Great Expectations: Underperformance in U.S. solar market

For years, the solar industry has believed that utility-scale projects meet expectations. Investors, owners, operators, and developers have been making financial decisions based on the assumption that half of their portfolios will over-perform, to...

Let’s Talk Safe Harbor

As every day passes, we get closer to the end of 2019 and (potentially) the reduction of the ITC from 30 to 26 percent. It is the optimal time to start discussions to seriously consider committing capital to one of these attractive tax credit...

How to Develop a Successful Solar Project Permitting Framework

Land is your most important asset in a renewable project. It doesn’t matter how much the sun shines - if you don’t have land, you don’t have a project. Likewise, if you can’t secure permitting, your project will fail. Most solar power...

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