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Making the numbers work for a residential energy storage system

Solar-plus-storage on residential rooftops pencils out in only a handful of markets. Here’s how the numbers work.

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Here’s how to get solar power on roofs and in the ground

Tax credits are great, but many individuals and businesses don’t pay enough in taxes to make them work. Why not create a paradigm shift in how credits are distributed?

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The solar install game is changing: Will you be ready?

As national solar lease companies layer the industry and as more states weigh new-construction solar mandates, the pace of change–and the nature of competition–will only accelerate for local rooftop solar experts.

Minute to design it: Solar design apps save time creating proposals for owners

In a sales environment where only one in 10 viable solar projects moves forward, getting from a good idea to a firm decision by a customer needs to happen fast. Here’s how one commercial solar installer makes technology work.

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Hosting capacity maps: A gold mine for solar developers

Multiple states require electric utilities to share their power grid data with solar developers. The resulting tools are like treasure maps for solar developers.

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The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target program works. Here’s why

Tools deployed by the state as well as the underlying contract structure have created a program that local business and homeowners can grasp, and are investing in. That’s SMAHHHT.

Crossed wires at a utility jolt Maine’s solar developers

Miscommunication at Central Maine Power led to some solar developers receiving letters saying that interconnection fees would jump by as much as 5x. The utility blamed growing pains.

At a crossroads, Pennsylvania is poised to turn to solar

Developers expect a pair of solar energy bills will propel rapid growth in Keystone State solar. Anecdotal evidence suggests that many national developers are already hiring.

US wind and solar generation up 10.5% in 2019, fossils down 2.7%

Electricity generation was down 1.2%, due mostly to warmer temperatures in 2019. When combined with gas generation’s 7% increase being outpaced by coal’s almost 16% decrease, the country reduced emissions about 2%.

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Hardware and Services Brief: 72-cell heterojunction, fuzz and buzz, Tesla making its own battery cells, more!

PV InfoLink sees some multi-silicon module pricing increases, Array Technologies’ new clip lets First Solar install a module every 11 seconds and DNV GL has launched a global solar production projection tool. Send your hardware and services to USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com

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