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Better Financing Options Power Solar Growth

By the close of 2018, the world’s installed global capacity of renewable energy had reached 480.3 GW - around one-third of the world’s...

Employees are at the Heart of the Solar Industry

As with any growing industry in the construction field, the solar power industry is facing a shortage of skilled labor that needs to be addressed if the industry is going to ride the wave of growth.  According to the Solar Jobs...

Bright Spots in the Changing Rooftop Solar Industry

In terms of adoption, rooftop solar in the U.S. still has a way to go. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), there are currently 1.9 million solar...

Keeping the Promise of Community Solar Gardens

Community solar gardens (CSGs) offer the promise to millions—perhaps someday billions—of people to participate in what has proven to be one of the most efficient and effective ways to slow global warming.  CSGs offer all people,...

Will China-U.S. Tensions Throw Shade on Solar?

On September 30th, 2018, the United States, Canadian, and Mexican governments announced that a new trade agreement, titled the “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” (USMCA) was passed, poised to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement...

Through the Eyes of Tomorrow’s Talent

I’ve had the pleasure of working with talented students from all over the country as part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Solar Decathlon Design Challenge, and surprisingly, I think I’ve learned more from them than they from...

How Temperature Affects PV Systems

Many people believe that they need to live in an ideal climate in order to have a solar system installed. While installation and performance are affected by panel location and physical obstructions such as shady trees, ambient temperature is not a...

Inverters that Optimize Production & LCOE in Extreme Weather & Terrain

Owners of PV systems want the flexibility to be able to build their projects in remote locations and harsh climates while still enjoying reliable, high performance production for the 35+ year life of their system. How these demands are met all comes...

4 Ways to Save Time on Solar Tracker Installations

Over the past decade, solar trackers have evolved to become less expensive, and easier to operate and maintain. These innovations, along with an increase in the scale of production, help explain how global tracker shipments 

Forecasting EPC Prices: Challenges and Possibilities

As the Investment Tax Credit step down becomes more imminent in 2020, and beyond, EPCs and installers have seen renewed price pressure on lower-cost delivery of solar systems. As a matter of course, construction and delivery firms regularly receive...

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