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 […]

The Best Way to Sell Solar, According to a Nobel Prize Winning Economist

“So Myron, have you installed solar panels on your house?” I asked. The answer was no: “I have these magnificent redwood trees, so that gives me trouble”…

THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON BLOG.AURORASOLAR.COM ON 9/3/2016
…Indeed, we performed a shading analysis on Myron’s house with Aurora Solar. Shading from the trees prevented his roof from receiving enough irradiance […]

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 […]

Understanding Residential and Commercial Energy Storage

Renewable Energy Systems show strong Returns on Investment (ROI) and energy storage appears to add to the benefits at the bottom line.
Learn the elements of energy storage for residential and commercial clients with this introductory overview of the field, led by expert Chris LaForge. You’ll access an in-depth lecture, and develop a “Load Profile” using […]

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 […]