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How to find the perfect solar + storage projects (start by looking at the rates)

How to find the perfect solar + storage projects (start by looking at the rates)

August 10, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

At the heart of a solar + storage system is a battery, but that heart can’t beat without its brain — the software layer telling it how to operate. For your customers, regardless of battery manufacturer, the software brain is driven by three possible value streams. Peak demand shaving. ThisRead More

System designs like this squeeze as much energy out of your available space as possible.

Why energy density matters — and three ways to maximize it

August 7, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

In previous generations of solar installations, the primary cost-driver was the electricity-generating modules. But in the past five years, as costs for the modules themselves have fallen, myriad other costs have become far more central to making the economics of projects work. The increasing financial burden of fixed-cost items likeRead More

Solar tracking system advancements: What’s the impact over the life of a PV plant?

Solar tracking system advancements: What’s the impact over the life of a PV plant?

July 31, 2017 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

The goal of a solar tracking system is to boost the lifetime energy production of a given site, somewhere between 20 to 30 percent over a 30-year period. But this is not a “set-it-and-forget-it” proposition. Today’s tracker systems are more advanced than ever before, but they require an operations andRead More

When is the solar-plus-storage era going to get here?

When is the solar-plus-storage era going to get here?

July 25, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

You know how when you can see mountains in the distance, and it looks like they are maybe only a mile or two away but really they are 100 miles away? This is our perception of solar-plus-storage — the most visible topic towering over the industry for the last fewRead More

 
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