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Designing Grid-Connected Solar Systems


Solar system design is a multi-layered process that draws from several technical and non-technical disciplines. Engineers and designers integrate elements of electrical engineering, structural and/or geotechnical engineering, investment metrics and state policy to arrive at an optimal solution for the client.

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  • September 18, 2017

News from Davos: Mitigating Climate Change and the World Economic Forum Agenda

In January, government and business leaders from all over the world met at the World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos, Switzerland to discuss today’s most pressing international issues. Many observers anticipated that climate change and clean energy would be at the forefront of the discussion at the summit because of the landmark climate deal made in Paris in December 2015. The World Economic Forum acknowledged that the most impactful risk to global society in 2016 and in the future will be the “failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation.” Several panels were scheduled specifically to address these concerns.

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  • February 9, 2016

How Location and Design Affect Solar PV Performance

When you hear about solar in the news, it’s most likely about a large desert solar system that produces enough energy to power a specific number of homes, or a rooftop system in North Carolina or New York that offsets a certain fraction of a business’ energy consumption. By using complex equations, data, and simulation tools, we can determine how many homes that desert system will power, or offset “x” amount of energy for a business.

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  • November 18, 2015
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