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PV Power Maps: visualizing monthly production

Written by Adam Kankiewicz

Hurricane Sandy

For more than a year, we’ve been supplying Solar Today Magazine with monthly ‘PV Power Maps’ for its regular column. Not only are these maps gorgeous to look at thanks to beautiful rendering from GeoModel Solar , but they provide very interesting … Continued

Top trends to watch in 2013: solar soft cost reduction

Written by Mark Liffmann

PV Soft Cost Decline

Over the next few weeks, we’ll share our views of the top three trends to watch for in the U.S. solar market (focusing on the PV market; apologies to the solar thermal folks reading). This week, we look at the … Continued

3 steps to reducing solar customer acquisition costs

Written by Brian Boler


In anticipation of the soon-to-be released NREL report that benchmarks solar soft costs in 2010, plenty of media attention is being given to soft-cost reduction strategies. According to NREL’s data, customer acquisition and system design make up 11 percent of … Continued

20-million solar calculations served

Written by Brian Boler


  This week, the engine that powers Clean Power Estimator® calculated its 20-millionth solar estimation (at least since we started counting). This marks a milestone for Clean Power Research and is a bellwether of industry growth. Since it launched in … Continued