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The Solar Industry Needs Standards for System Production Estimates

We need to end the arm-wrestling match over solar production estimates, argues Soltage’s Steve Goodbody.

America’s solar industry is wringing all possible efficiencies out of the project development process ahead of the 2016 federal Investment Tax Credit expiration. But are we missing an obvious hurdle?

Reliable project production estimates — predicting how much electricity photovoltaic systems will produce annually — are critical because they determine developer, seller and customer value. But what should be a simple process of estimating and agreeing upon production often turns into a frustrating and time-consuming “production estimate arm-wrestle” conflict during transactions.

Read the rest of the article at Green Tech Media.