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  • Hospital of Light Part 2: Solar is Good Medicine

    Posted 29 July 2016 12:00 AM by Jody Murphy, Director of Operations & Project Management – Smucker’s Energy

    SolarWorld solar system in Haiti installed by Smucker's EnergyFour hours into the journey from airport to hospital horns have honked endlessly and unlike anywhere else I’ve traveled there is no break from the economic distress, no sections of town that let you forget even temporarily you are in the poorest nation in the western hemisphere.

  • Off-grid island solar and solving the issue of too much power

    Posted 11 July 2016 12:00 AM by Kyle Bronstein, President of Florida Renewable Energy

    Florida Renewable Energy - Cayo Costa - full house viewThe owners of this island beach house were looking for a quality solar system so they contacted us at Florida Renewable Energy. The solar installation for this home is a complete off-grid system on the remote island of Cayo Costa near the coast of Fort Myers, Florida.

    After running the load calculations for the beach house on the island, we determined that a 60 kWh battery bank would be sufficient to run the entire house without discharging the batteries more than 50%, leaving 30 kWh usable. I could tell that the homeowner was a man who valued quality, so I offered him the best components on the market for this system.

  • Hospital of Light Part 1

    Posted 8 June 2016 12:00 AM by Jody Murphy, Director Operations & Project Management

    Hospital of Light SolarWorld solar panel donation to HaitiPassport in hand, suitcase loaded with extra strength sunscreen, and various sized lock rings (just in case the count sent months earlier via cargo ship was short); I shuffle through customs into the sights, sounds and heat of Haiti.

  • Structuring commercial solar deals for third party ownership

    Posted 3 May 2016 12:00 AM by Brian Lynch

    Selling a project directly to a customer and allowing them to realize the full benefits of the solar array is always the best option. It’s generally the easiest transaction to contract and with the minimal number of parties involved in the transaction, provides everyone with the greatest benefit. However, there are several types of projects that end-up in third party ownership (TPO) transactions – generally in the form of PPAs.

  • Top 5 things your solar customer still wants to know about their solar system

    Posted 7 April 2016 12:00 AM by By Sarah Wilder, SolarWorld Training Manager

    5 things your solar customer wishes they knew and what to do about it Your salesperson spends weeks closing a new sale. Your project manager spends several more weeks working through the solar system design and permitting. Your install crew finally arrives on site, completes the installation in a few days, and off they go. This shouldn’t the end of communication with your customer or you could be missing an important opportunity.

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