Basics

Solar panel in setting sun
Solar panels can power an incredible range of energy applications. Take an in-depth look at how they work.
Solar panel wiring (stringing) can be complex! We provide a primer on key considerations when deciding how to string solar panels.
Adding a solar battery for your home is one of the best ways to get consistent power and peace of mind. Here's how to choose a battery for...
There are a number factors you need to consider to make solar energy storage work on a home. The most important thing to keep in mind when...
A solar panel spec sheet provides valuable information about the operating parameters of a panel.
We take a look at the top ten articles published on the Aurora Blog in 2019. Explore these reader favorites to brush up on key issues in the industry!
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!
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 professionals need to be well versed in electricity—that includes mastering the difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).
Using software, a virtual power plant (VPP) combines power from many independent sources—such as solar arrays—creating a network that supplies power 24/7.
One reason that commercial solar projects are more complex than most residential ones is the large number of players involved. We explain the key actors.