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PV Alchemy: Transforming project data into solar gold

To generate higher yields and more robust returns from utility solar projects, forward-looking developers turn to solar feasibility software. Specialized software drives higher optimization levels, sifting through the labyrinth of complex options,...

Extending the Circle of Life Why module reuse is essential for the PV industry

Product lifecycles fundamentally consist of the build, the use, and the inevitable end-of-life (EOL). As is common in our disposable society, strategic planning for extending life is often left out of the equation. Within the solar industry,...

Building a Solar Community with Smaller Businesses

The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) should turbocharge Community Solar. In addition to the IRA extending tax credits for community solar projects, it includes additional benefits that will be particularly helpful for small-scale,...

Get Ready for NEC 2023

The 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC 2023) was released recently. The solar industry is well accustomed to the dynamic changes and updates in Articles 690 and 705. This latest version of Code has many changes and clarifications in these articles....

IRA Spurs Solar Risk Analysis and Mitigation

According to Forbes, H.R.5376, more commonly known as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), is the most significant climate legislation in United States history. The IRA’s clean energy tax credits are a game changer, accelerating renewable energy and...

The Future of Monitoring Software

Solar installers rely on system alerts for managing customer solar systems and repairs. Exceptional installers need a system that goes beyond many single manufacturer apps, one that helps streamline and improve business efficiency and...

Keeping Hillside Solar from Washing Away How geocell-stabilized slope provides permanent erosion control solution at solar farm

Although the solar industry has enjoyed an average annual growth rate of 42 percent since 2010, it continues to face challenges when it comes to the construction and operation...

CSP 101: Benefits of a concentrated solar thermal system

Power generation is recognized as one of the major sources of pollution. In an effort to offset some of its effects, continuous efforts are being made to make power generation greener by focusing on the adoption of clean energy sources (i.e., solar,...

The Right Plant in the Right Place

Capturing the energy of sun and wind to produce clean electricity is part of the dramatic change in power generation that sustains our human economy while limiting impacts to our fragile environment. Yet how often do we consider that we need the...

Unique Roof Design has Minimal Environmental Impact

If reading, writing, and arithmetic are the hallmarks of excellent elementary school education, the Annie E. Fales Elementary School in Westborough, Mass., is one of the best, ranked in the top 20 percent for overall test scores among nearly 1,700...

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