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The Economics of Small Commercial Solar Projects

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on February 28, 2017

When it comes to small commercial solar development, it’s critical to know the economics on any system, and to be able to calculate both the real costs of the project, and the savings the project can provide. Many of the drivers of a small commercial project are similar to those in the residential market, just at a larger size and scale, since you’re dealing with businesses instead of homeowners.

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Topics: Commercial Solar Systems, Small Commercial Solar, Consumer, Dealers

The Value of Dual-Axis Trackers in Small Commercial Solar

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on July 13, 2016

One of the best ways to get the most bang for your buck in a small commercial solar project is reframing the way you think about project value and moving beyond the traditional dollar per watt measures. Although a fixed-mount system might have a lower cost per watt, dual-axis trackers provide a higher production capacity, are more versatile when it comes to siting and land usage, and ultimately cost less when it comes measuring dollar per kilowatt-hour, creating a much better overall value for the project.

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Topics: Commercial Solar Systems, Cost of Solar Systems, Types of Solar, Small Commercial Solar, Solar System Design, Maximizing Power Production, Consumer, Dealers

Maximizing Power Production with Dual-Axis Solar Trackers

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on July 7, 2016

We’ve already explored the importance of maximizing power production in small commercial projects: without a clear understanding of how the project will perform (and pay for itself), you’ll never be able to get a project off the ground. Moving beyond the dollar-per-watt to focus on the project’s dollar-per-kilowatt-hour value is a great way to ensure that your project will create a long-term return on investment. The higher the production capacity of your system, the higher your return will be.

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Topics: Commercial Solar Systems, Types of Solar, Energy Efficiency, Small Commercial Solar, Power Production, Solar System Design, Maximizing Power Production, Consumer, Dealers

Financing Small Commercial and Industrial Solar Projects

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on December 11, 2015

Utility-scale solar is booming, and residential solar is on the rise, but the small-commercial solar market is still largely unrealized, despite wide open potential for growth. It's clear that moving into this space holds a lot of opportunity and potential for business growth, but how do you get started? In this three-post series, we're covering the basics of what you need to know to take the next step. This first post is based on information presented by Chris Fraga, Founder & CEO of SolarSense, in our Small Commercial Solar webinar.

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Topics: Commercial Solar Systems, Solar Financing, Small Commercial Solar, C&I, Consumer, Dealers

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