Articles by: Gwen Brown

Man on roof top checking on solar panel installation

PV Pointer: What can solar installers do now to prep for the new build market?

July 2, 2019 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

  One of the best things that solar contractors can do to prepare for solar in the new homes market is to get familiar with designing and selling solar for new construction and ensure that they have a strong process in place. This will help ensure they can hit theRead More

Solar design and financial analysis software example.

PV Pointer: Three tactics for better solar designs under time of use rates

November 27, 2018 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

The promise of lower utility bills is a key motivator for most prospective solar customers, but time of use (TOU) rates — which charge different electricity prices depending on the time of day — add complexity to finding the best deal for the customer. Luckily, there are several strategies solarRead More

Remote site assessment cuts solar design time, costs (about $850 per install)

Remote site assessment cuts solar design time, costs (about $850 per install)

July 20, 2018 at 7:00 am 1 comment

There are some solar installation costs we can’t control, such as the tariffs imposed on the industry this year. But when it comes to cutting soft costs, which now comprise more than half of the cost of a solar installation, installers have a valuable tool in their tool kits: remoteRead More