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Solar 101: The obvious… and not so obvious… state solar incentives

Here are three tools to help you navigate the sometimes-complex array of state incentives for your rooftop solar project.

Solar 101: Three tips about those solar tax credits

We are by no means tax pros, but here are three insights to help you see how federal tax credits may benefit your solar project.

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Solar 101: The basics of net metering for your solar project

The concept of net metering is important to understand as it affects how long your solar project takes to pay for itself, and how your contractor will design your project. Here’s what you need to know.

Solar 101: What’s my solar system going to cost?

Think of your solar system as a custom retrofit. That means the list of unique variables and components can be long, and hardware requirements may result in a significant pricing variance.

Solar 101: How to find … and evaluate … a solar contractor for your rooftop project

A well-designed rooftop solar system should last 20 or 30 years, or longer. This guide for choosing the right contractor should help ease your concerns.

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Solar 101: Working the angles to maximize your solar system’s output

Using Normal, Illinois, as a … well, normal … case study, we look at how a roof’s latitude, pitch, and azimuth affect energy output.

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Solar 101: Attaching your solar system to your roof

A solar racking system’s strength is determined in part by the metal racking, but it also depends on the roof’s underlying structure. Rafters and any supporting structures must be strong enough to withstand your region’s maximum wind and snow loads.

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Solar 101: Is my roof ready for solar?

In this series, we’ll break down the decision-making process into bite-sized pieces so you can navigate the process and feel good about your choices.

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Duke University buys 101 MW of solar from Duke Energy

Three projects across North Carolina are being developed to fulfill a new agreement between Duke Energy and Duke University, under the utility’s Green Source Advantage program. The university is the first academic institution to come to terms on a renewable power contract under the program.

Puerto Rico nears awards for 800 MW solar and 220 MW storage, toward multi-GW goals

Puerto Rico’s utility has submitted solar and storage project bids to the government for approval, while a second bid process has been announced. A backlog of distributed solar interconnection requests is being cleared.

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