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  1. Trade Rulings, Solar Module Prices, and You

    Added by Scott Mueller on 03/12/2014

    * CivicSolar does not advocate for either side.

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  2. How many PV 250 watts needed for 8KVA sOLAR iNVERTER

    Asked 03/12/2014

    How many PV 250 watts are needed for 8KVA Solar Inverter?

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  3. Fire Departments' Views on Solar PV

    Added by Test Clone on 03/10/2014

    Part 1 of a training video by Captain Matt Paiss, of the San Jose, California, Fire Department.

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  4. Typically, vertical mounting

    Answered by on 03/10/2014

    Typically, vertical mounting would only be used in a far northern or southern latitude.

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  5. The Soladeck enclosure has

    Answered by on 03/10/2014

    The Soladeck enclosure has knockouts for 1/2" and 3/4" strain reliefs. A 3/4" strain relief with a clamping range of 9-16mm would work.

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  6. Would you recommend wall mounting solar panels?

    Asked 03/04/2014

    The project in question is a stucco over wood construction wall facing at 225 degrees at 32.7150° N longitude (San Diego, CA).  Space wou

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  7. There has been a change to

    Answered by on 02/27/2014

    There has been a change to the building code that is now addressing PV systems mounted on roofs.

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  8. JA Solar is an abbreviated

    Answered by on 02/25/2014

    JA Solar is an abbreviated form of Jing Ao Solar.

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  9. Can you please provide more

    Answered by on 02/25/2014

    Can you please provide more information?  Do you know the name of the software?  What structural presentation are you referring to?

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  10. I am a structural engineer. Is it possible to purchase the software that does the structural presentation?

    Asked 02/24/2014

    I am a structural engineer.  Is it possible to purchase the software that does the structural presentation?

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  11. Why is my JA panel not listed or recognized by my utility?

    Asked 02/24/2014

    What if my utility does not recognize my panels?

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  12. Hi David,   On this project

    Answered by on 02/18/2014

    Hi David,    On this project you should consider using a ballast mounted racking solution. The main benefits are - low cost, and no roof penetrations.

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  13. What is the required fire rating in California for all PV Solar modules?

    Asked 02/17/2014

    I understand that there has been a change in the requirements for California regarding the fire ratings PV panels (Modules are required to

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  14. For 70kW DC grid tie on a TPO 5 degree slanted roof

    Asked 02/16/2014

    Hi There, I need your help for: For 70kW DC grid tie on a TPO 5 degree slanted roof what racking do you recommend?

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  15. The panels do not need to be

    Answered by on 02/05/2014

    The panels do not need to be CEC approved but it is a very good idea.   Here is a quick primer on CSI from SCE.

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  16. They are the same company

    Answered by on 02/05/2014

    They are the same company with different divisions.  Hanwha purchased Q Cell in 2013 and is managing it as a stand alone business unit.

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  17. We have six Sunny Boy SWR

    Answered by on 02/03/2014

    We have six Sunny Boy SWR 2500U inverters that were providing, until last November, web-based data via Fat Spaniel RS485 interface through our installer's now-de

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  18. Proper product for strain relief of the PowerOne trunk cable directly into the Soladeck box?

    Asked 02/01/2014

    The outer diameter of the cable is 15mm or about 9/16".

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  19. What are the drawbacks of connecting a single phase inverter to 3 phase service voltage?

    Asked 01/24/2014

    If I use a single 5kw inverter set up to output 208VAC single phase on a building with 3 phase 208V service voltage, what are the drawback

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  20. How do i hook up a 6x6 cell with 3 bars on it?

    Asked 01/17/2014

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  21. What is the difference between Hanwha SolarOne and Hanwha Q Cells?

    Asked 01/15/2014

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  22. In PV systems the shunt is

    Answered by on 12/27/2013

    In PV systems the shunt is used for current measuring, typically in a system with batteries to monitor their state of charge (SOC).....ie: how many amps are going in and

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  23. I am not a tax professional. 

    Answered by on 12/27/2013

    I am not a tax professional.  You should seek the advice of a tax professional that can analyze your specific situation before making any decisions regarding the taking o

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  24. NEC article 690 states that

    Answered by on 12/27/2013

    NEC article 690 states that maximum DC voltage for a PV system must be kept under 600VDC.

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  25. AC modules are UL listed as a

    Answered by on 12/24/2013

    AC modules are UL listed as a complete unit comprised of a micro-inverter and a PV module.

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