Solar Business Operations: The Strategic Solar Pro — Aligning Your Team’s Efforts with Solar Tech

You’re constantly adapting your solar business to the ever-changing solar market. That means much of your operations probably revolve around enhancing your tech to stay competitive and developing new strategies to meet your customers’ needs. 

In our previous biz-ops article, we explored some tools you can use to recruit top solar talent for your company. In this blog, we’ll dive deeper to highlight the Aurora resources that can help you align your team’s efforts with your tech to deliver more optimal solar systems and more happy customers. 

Scale Your Solar Organization Seamlessly With APIs

As an organization scales, bespoke, cross-team communications become a major choke point. To remedy the workflow issues, many installers turn to CRM and ERP platforms to streamline their communications. But using a mix of management tools, each with their own rules and protocols, can make sharing real-time information between them challenging. That’s where APIs come in. Read more… 

3 New Tools to Help You Design Solar More Efficiently

To compete in today’s market, solar installers need to improve their operational efficiency or they could get left behind by their competition. Luckily, new tools are rapidly being developed to help both the solar sales rep and the solar designer. This article covers three solar tools that make designing an optimal solar installation faster and easier than ever before.

How Solar Irradiance Is Calculated — and How We Made It 30 Times Faster

When you sit down to design a solar system, one of the first things you’ll consider is irradiance. This article covers the principles of calculating solar irradiance and reviews some of the computational approaches Aurora takes to make this critical process faster for you.

4 Ways a Solar Design Service Can Boost Solar Sales

According to NREL, remote solar design software can reduce solar costs by up to $0.17/W — that’s $850 for a 5 kW system. However, remotely designing a PV system requires a reliable 3D model to provide an accurate calculation of the system’s potential energy production. Fortunately, you don’t have to do this on your own — or even with just your small (and already busy) team. Learn four benefits (aside from time saved) you can experience by supplementing your 3D modeling with a solar design service

Adopting robust solar technology and integrating automations into your workflow will boost customer satisfaction and empower your team to work smarter, not harder, on future solar installation projects. Using the strategies highlighted above will help your business stay competitive in the ever-evolving world of solar sales.

To conclude our business operations reading series, next week we’ll be covering emerging markets and new opportunities for solar business growth. In the meantime, remember to subscribe to The Current, Aurora’s weekly newsletter, to get updates on Aurora articles and events.

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Quincy Goss

Quincy Goss is the Digital Content Associate at Aurora Solar.