Solar Product Warranties

Solar Product Warranties

Solar consumers, be they commercial or residential, want to know the systems they are signing up for will be supported over the years – totally reasonable. As a mature industry, there are Approved Vendor Lists (AVL’s) from which manufacturers must be...
Sour On Solar

Sour On Solar

Solar is a “hot” industry, right? In this post we examine the effects of large national solar installation companies that we feel have actually soured public sentiment on solar and created a more difficult environment for local installers. By...
Optimal Orientation

Optimal Orientation

Properties with good solar potential have the following things in common: They have plenty of roof or ground space that can be used for array(s) There is very little shade (few trees or neighboring buildings) Ideally, the space available for arrays is South facing,...
Demand Charges & Commercial Effective kWh Rate

Demand Rates & Solar Value

Electric billing schedules for commercial sites typically have a demand component based on how fast energy is imported from the utility. Lets take a closer look at Demand Rates & Solar Value – what demand rates are, and what affect they have on the solar...
The Rise of the Solar Broker

The Rise of the Solar Broker

Does a business owner who needs a new roof on his plant need a ‘Roofing Broker?’ No. Thats ridiculous. Yet, the solar industry is witnessing the rise of third party “Solar Brokers” who match-make installers to projects. In this post we discuss the value...