Solar PV - section
Under the 'Solar PV' section, users can edit settings for Solar Panels, Inverters, Racking systems, and other system variables.
Solar Panels: Where you specify the cost and degradation rate for both ‘Simple’ (generic) and ‘Detailed’ (specific manufacturer make/model) solar panels. In ‘Simple,’ you define $/Watt-DC pricing and the default PTC to STC ratios. In ‘Detailed,’ you specify the $/unit per panel cost. You can custom create your own Solar Panel equipment, which is only available from your account.
Inverters: Where you specify the cost, efficiency rating, and life span for both ‘Simple’ (generic) and ‘Detailed’ (specific manufacturer make/model) inverters. In ‘Simple,’ you can define the $/Watt-DC pricing for ‘PV Inverters’ and ‘ESS Inverters’ separately. In ‘Detailed,’ you define the $/unit cost, replacement cost, and life span. You can custom create their own Inverters, which are only available from your account.
Racking Systems: Where you specify the system cost and installation rate for both ‘Simple’ (generic) and ‘Detailed’ (specific manufacturer make/model) racking systems. In both the ‘Simple’ and ‘Detailed,’ the user defines $/Watt-DC pricing and Hours/Watt-DC installation rate. Users can custom create their own Racking Systems, which are only available from your account.
Other: Where you specify costs and rates for variables such as permitting, data monitoring, BOS & labor costs, and tax rates. ETB also provides an option to automate pricing for your Solar PV systems. The links in this section demonstrate how we use different inputs throughout the company settings to arrive at a price.