Shading Losses for PV Systems, and Techniques to Mitigate Them

Shading Effects on PV Output
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 […]

Solar + Storage Battery Considerations: Chemistry, Design & Charge

Expert instructor Wes Kennedy answers 3 battery consideration questions in his Advanced Solar + Storage course discussion board…
Student 1: One of the biggest hurdles we deal with on the commercial side of storage is the Authority Having Jurisdiction, or AHJ. Most often, these issues come up with the Department of Buildings (DOB) and local Fire Departments, as […]

Get Charged: Stylish Solar Bags Gaining Traction

Solar is cool. Well… at least BirkSun’s new Boost Sports Collection is. Designed to be lightweight, durable, and waterproof, these bags were made for the active, youthful, and adventurous. Just under $250 and rechargeable via the sun or a wall outlet, Boost Sport bags can charge your phone and other electronics easily – and anywhere. Learn more about […]

Crafting Your Solar Marketing Program — New, FREE Trainings!

At HeatSpring, we’re no strangers to the amazing work of Glenna Wiseman at Identity3 and the Energy Trust of Oregon. That’s why we’ve decided to share the Build it Bright! Crafting Your Solar Marketing Program with our audience.
This training series, facilitated by nationally recognized solar marketing expert (and HeatSpring Solar Woman!) Glenna Wiseman and made possible by […]

NEW Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Training

Many U.S. companies are seeking to purchase renewable energy…
Major potential benefits include securing long term energy supplies; substantial cost savings; reduced price volatility; compliance with government regulations and reporting requirements; achieving corporate sustainability goals; and general brand enhancement. These benefits are driving accelerating corporate commitments towards direct clean energy purchasing.

Despite this enthusiasm, only a few […]