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 ...

NREL’s PVWatts: A Convenient Solar Panel Calculator

PVWatts Calculator

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 analyze both the energy generation as well as cost savings of grid-connected photovoltaic systems. Similar to ...

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 ...