Innovative Financing Solutions that Get Solar Energy Projects Up and Running

A recent study by Deloitte demonstrated just how interested business owners are in going solar. The study, “Resources 2017 Study – Energy Management: Sustainability & Progress,” found that half of the businesses surveyed said they’re looking to procure more electricity from renewable energy. Yet, these renewable energy enthusiasts often fail to take action when faced […]

How Time of Use Rates Work

THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AURORA SOLAR’S BLOG
What do the prices of movie tickets to Hollywood’s latest blockbuster and the cost of energy in California have in common? First, in most theaters, you will find that ticket prices change based on the time of day you want to see your show. This is similar […]

Last Chance to Enroll in Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage

The Comprehensive Solar Plus Storage course begins February 20th and you have until the end of the week to enroll so don’t miss out! This is one of our top rated courses which has earned an impressive 8.6/10 rating from students. Take a look at some of the reviews:

“A very worthwhile class for anyone interested […]

February 15th, 2017|Categories: Megawatt Design, Solar Plus Storage||

Shading Losses for PV Systems, and Techniques to Mitigate Them

This article was originally published on Aurora Solar’s Blog
Since PV systems generate electricity based on the amount of sunlight they are receiving, it makes sense that when a shadow is cast on a panel, from either a passing cloud or nearby tree, the power output decreases. However, the decrease in power is a lot worse […]

Megawatt Systems: 3 Design Considerations

On the Megawatt Design discussion board, Ryan Mayfield answers student questions about designing systems. He discusses surge protection, tilted arrays, and “levelized cost of energy.”
Student 1: Do any of you specify surge or lightning-protective devices for your systems? Either on the DC or AC side of the inverter? Have any of you had cases where array equipment […]