Solar Load Calculator

Solar Load Calculator

A critical step in sizing a solar PV system is understanding the electrical load it needs to be able to supply. Our new, free online Solar Load Calculator displays a running total of your average daily Watt-hour usage, which helps determine the size of the solar system you’ll need. If you click the submit button at the bottom of the form, your results will be sent to the email address you provide so you’ll have your own record....

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Solar Farming and Solar Collectives: Will the Future of Energy Lie Within Communities?

Solar Farming and Solar Collectives: Will the Future of Energy Lie Within Communities?

By Hannah West The rise of affordable and attainable solar energy has been an exciting phase for environmental advocates as well as home and business owners seeking independence from utility companies. But working together to convert to clean energy can be even more effective — and cost-effective — than each of us individually making the shift to solar. Solar farming and community solar projects are on the rise, allowing multiple families and...

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Musings from the Solar Pioneer Party

Musings from the Solar Pioneer Party

Last weekend I attended the very fun and rewarding three-day Solar Pioneer Party in Grass Valley, California. This was the 2nd annual gathering of us “Solar Pioneers,” loosely defined as those of us who have been promoting and selling solar PV since the late 1970s. It was inspiring to say the least to get most of us in the same room at the same time (less those of us who had passed away). Who Are the Solar Pioneers? Jim Cullen...

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