Solar Builder Special Reports


For solar installation topics that require more room than will fit in a regular print magazines, we turn them into Solar Builder Special Reports. All of the downloadable Solar Builder Special Reports below were produced in partnership with industry sponsors. If you have an idea for a Solar Builder Special Report, let us know at

Residential Rooftop Reports

Residential solar is the lifeblood of the industry. Our Residential Rooftop Report series is where we dig deep into the residential solar installation market — which markets are rising and falling, new mounting and racking techniques, eBOS and wiring best practices and much more.

Residential Rooftop Report: Heat up your solar sales in 2019

We teamed up with report sponsor Aurora Solar to examine ways for residential solar installation companies to lower customer acquisition costs, close more leads and overall run a more streamlined, efficient local solar business.

Past editions

Solar Inverter Buyer’s Guide 2018 edition

With the FREE 2018 Inverter Buyer’s Guide, sponsored by CPS America, our goal is to present all of the latest and greatest news from the top inverter companies, note the trends and share procurement and installation advice from the manufacturer’s point of view. New products are divided into residential, commercial and solar + storage categories, and full specs on 136 inverters are located at the end of the guide. Hopefully all of this insight in one place will help you compare across brands and select the right inverter for your next project.

Download it here.

Midwest Report

Successful solar projects require regional knowledge. In this FREE downloadable special report, sponsored by Solar FlexRack, we talk to a few solar companies that have done this already. We look at just how they’ve found that success and how you could replicate it. We look at the political and economic factors that are both helping and holding back the solar industry at this current moment — and how you might use any scenario to your advantage. We also look at general sales strategies that will hopefully drive more business, while lowering your costs.

Special Report: How to Make Money in the Midwest