Solar panels, solar electric, solar photovoltaic, solar PV

Free Tool: Site Lease vs. Buy Modeling Calculator

Chris Lord’s FREE Site Lease vs. Buy Modeling Calculator allows users to compare a lease rate against a potential purchase of a solar PV site where the lease rate (including escalator) is known.

This tool is used in HeatSpring’s Financial Modeling for Solar PV Projects course.

About Chris Lord
Christopher J. Lord is a lawyer with extensive banking experience, and the Managing […]

4 Reasons Commissioning on Larger Solar PV Systems is Important

The article below is an excerpt from the discussion board of our last Solar Executive MBA cohort. Student A and Student B are interested in learning more about:

The importance of commissioning on larger solar systems
The potential volatility of SRECs and how to account for changes and potential sunsets
Areas that it would be advantageous to engage “third-party […]

Passive House Design: An Investment in the Future

This is a guest post by Mike Duclos. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant and principal and founder of DEAP Energy Group, a consultancy providing a wide variety of deep energy retrofit, zero net energy, and Passive House related services.

This article is intended for the following readers:

Architects and other building industry professionals interested in […]

30 Minutes of Free Video on How to Install Solar PV Modules

Here are 4 video lessons about how to install solar PV equipment. This information will be a review to any experienced designer or installer, but if you’re new to the industry it will be helpful so you can actually visualize how to the equipment is installed on the roof and how all of the pieces […]

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Two Things You Should Know About the Michigan Solar Industry

The Open PV Project ranks Michigan as the 28th best state for solar PV with 7.09 MW of installed capacity.  Here are two things you might not know about the Michigan solar industry if you’re not spending a lot of time in the state:
#1 – Michigan Solar Installed capacity is going to double fast

Last week […]