What is a solar resource assessment?

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For all solar energy investments, from basic roof-top installations to utility-scale photovoltaic systems, the need to accurately determine the solar resource is paramount. The amount and variation of solar radiation at your project site are key factors determining the profitability of your solar investment. Solar irradiance is the “fuel” of all solar energy systems. Determining the ...

Solar Energy and Climate Change

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With more and more extreme weather events and the recent climate change conferences, the public is galvanized by the need to address climate change. Not too long ago, the Pope proclaimed that the world needs to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels because of the dire consequences of climate change. Though it is still a ...

Introducing Discover and GO

We're very pleased to announce that we have just launched two new features on Sunmetrix: Discover and GO. Together, these two features give you access to powerful analysis and visualization capabilities to better understand your solar energy resource and better manage your investments. A quick overview of these two new features: Discover: With more than twenty years ...

Anatomy of a solar lease

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One of the biggest disadvantages of solar power is the steep price tag that stands between homeowners and their shiny new solar panels. Although the installed price of solar PV systems has decreased by 50% in the last five years, the initial cost is still significant for most homeowners. One way to make solar energy more ...