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The Right Way to Measure the Value of a Solar System

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on September 8, 2016

When considering any investment in solar it is critical to look beyond the simple math of the installed cost of the system. In business, an investment is assessed not on the upfront capital expenditure but rather on the longer-term return on investment. In a similar fashion, when assessing the value of a solar installation, it is critical to look beyond the upfront installed cost and focus on the long-term energy production.

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Topics: Sizing a Solar System, Cost of Solar Systems, Types of Solar, Maximizing Power Production

Maximizing Power Production in Small Commercial Solar Projects

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on May 12, 2016

-_Gary_Hall-_15-125-74_1.jpgWhen it comes to small commercial solar, return on investment is one of the key measures of a project's success. One of the best ways to get the most bang for your buck and meet your bottom line is reframing the way you think about the products and techniques used, and moving beyond the traditional dollar per watt measures. Thinking about production capacity, and your dollar per kilowatt-hour, will yield a much better picture of how your project will fare.

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Topics: Commercial Solar Systems, Solar System Issues and Considerations, Sizing a Solar System, Cost of Solar Systems, Selling Solar, Types of Solar, Energy Efficiency, Small Commercial Solar, Solar Industry, Power Production

Small Commercial Solar Project Development: Tips for Making Your First Project a Success

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on February 4, 2016

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 post is based on information presented by AllEarth Project Engineer Doug MacDonald in our small commercial solar webinar.

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Topics: Commercial Solar Systems, Solar System Installation, Sizing a Solar System, Small Commercial Solar, C&I, Solar Industry

Sizing a Solar System to Meet Your Energy Needs

Posted by AllEarth Renewables on June 3, 2015

When considering going solar, it's important to match the size and scope of your solar system to the current and projected energy needs of your household. Researching your options for a solar system comes down to two variables: what energy needs must be met, and what the solar resources available in your geographic area are.

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Topics: Sizing a Solar System, Residential Solar

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