A good starting point for identifying an advantageous solar market is to look at the average retail cost of electricity. For behind-the-meter (BTM) solar projects, high retail electricity prices en...

Accuracy is the name of the game in the interactions between solar providers and their customers. The mass market that solar providers need to meet is increasingly risk-averse, so the more that sol...

The amount of money a company needs to spend in order to sell a residential solar system continues to be a major challenge for the solar industry. In fact, the cost for an installer to acquire a re...

Energy Toolbase (ETB) is an industry-leading software platform for modeling and proposing the economics of solar and energy storage projects. The company's software-as-a-service product is used by...

When solar software tools integrate well with each other, they can help solar contractors work more easily and efficiently—and thus bring in more business to software companies.

Based on the survey, understanding utility rates is a top priority for the solar industry. The majority of respondents (60 percent) said Excel spreadsheets are how they keep track of utility rates....