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SPF for solar?

As an estimator, there are several nuances to every solar system that are hard to pin down.  That’s where the art of estimating comes into play.  These nuances range from wiring best practices to how much a subcontractor will really cost to racking for the...

3 crucial aspects of solar travel costs

As Solar Power International approached, travel was on my mind.  Setting up travel plans led me to thinking about the day-to-day accounting of travel for solar contractors.  Interestingly enough, travel has also come up with a majority of my Estimating as a Services...

Helping You Keep Up with Changing Times

Well, we’re a month into the new year! Here at PVBid, we’ve started the year off really well. Our Estimating Service has been a huge hit – we even have clients who are partnering with us as their only estimators. The software is developing in awesome ways and...
5 Ways to Handle the Rate Tariff

5 Ways to Handle the Rate Tariff

It seems like every few years there is some new module crisis on this ride we call the Solarcoaster (think the current Suniva case, or the anti-dumping case from 2014, or sillicon shortage of 2005 and many more). The biggest challenge is how to handle selling to the...