Identifying the Best Solar Panel Calculator

Businessman standing by solar panels

There are plenty of solar panel calculators out there for understanding your solar energy potential and cost savings, as we discussed in a previous article. The criteria for selecting the best calculator can be condensed into two for simplicity. First, does the solar calculator cover your region? As noted, PVGIS developed by the Joint Research ...

What North America can learn from PVGIS

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 decades-long support of governments to develop core capabilities for manufacturing, installing and operating renewable energy ...

Software for Solar Energy Investment Analysis

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 a great software tool developed by Natural Resources Canada. It includes solar resource analysis as ...