Understanding your solar energy potential and exploring the various options for putting solar panels on your roof can be daunting at first. Many homeowners start with some basic questions such as “Are solar panels worth it?” or “Can my roof
In other posts, we’ve told you quite a bit about our own solar energy calculators, Sunmetrix Discover and Sunmetrix GO. Now, we’re going to take a look at PVGIS.
PVGIS is an online solar panel calculator funded by the European Commission
PVWatts is an online solar panel calculator for estimating the output of your solar energy system. It is developed and operated by the US-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). One of the interesting features of PVWatts is the ability to
When it comes to renewable energy, Europe has traditionally been a powerhouse. Despite the recent economic hardship in the region, Europe continues to be a leader in the sector. One of the key reasons for this leadership role is the
I often get asked about which software tools to use to determine the feasibility of a solar energy investment. Here are some of my favorite software tools (apart from our very own Discover and GO tools, of course!):
RETScreen: This is