Solar 101

How does a photovoltaic system work? What components is it made of? And what factors affect how much energy it produces? Read on to find out this and more!
A solar panel being made
Solar panel efficiency is a top consideration when choosing a new PV system. Learn about the factors that go into making panels efficient.
To get an accurate estimate of how much energy a PV system will produce you need to understand the factors that can reduce system output.
Time of use rates charge different prices for electricity at different times. We explain what you should know—including how they affect solar customers.
Solar panel wiring (stringing) can be complex! We provide a primer on key considerations when deciding how to string solar panels.
Solar panel in setting sun
To get an accurate estimate of how much energy a PV system design will produce you need a strong understanding of the factors that can reduce system output.
One important consideration in solar design is whether, and how, to use module-level power electronics (MLPE).
O&M is an important solar market segment to understand for solar installers looking to expand their business.
A primer on the commercial solar sector, its current scale, factors that have constrained its growth, and forecasts for its expansion.