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  1. Please add the Ford Fusion

    Added by on 11/06/2013

    Please add the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Energi models, with approximately 1.2kw and 7.6kw Lithium Ion batteries, respectively.  The Energi being capable of approximately 21

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  2. Martha,690.64 is commonly

    Answered by on 11/06/2013

    Martha, 690.64 is commonly known as the 120% rule. Basically, you can only feed an electrical panel (Solar and Utility Breaker combined) at 120% of its rating.

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  3. What is the limit for PV I can install on my electrical panel?

    Asked 11/06/2013

    I need to put 3 circuits of 20A (Enphase) into my 200A distribution panel, but my installer is saying I can only put in 40A due to 690.64

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  4. Improve permitting in your community with Project Permit.

    Added by Elise Benoit on 11/06/2013

    From New Jersey to Missouri to California, solar installers seem to share one major complaint: permitting is a bear to deal with.  Obta

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  5. Word of the Week - Isolation Transformer

    Added by Elise Benoit on 11/03/2013

    Almost everyone is aware of the role a transformer plays in the electrical distribution network - electricity is distributed at relatively

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  6. These are great additional

    Added by on 10/29/2013

    These are great additional for my coming lecture about fire drills and safety. Thanks! www.mobilefireunits.com

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  7. How do I choose the right marine batteries for cranking and for a 24 volt trolling motor

    Asked 10/27/2013

    I am using Interstate batteries at the present time.

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  8. Do you have any current pricing comparison data regarding install cost of various residential racking systems

    Asked 10/23/2013

    interested in the material and install cost comparisons between Zep Solar, Unirac, and Schletter.

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  9. Typically, stationary arrays

    Answered by on 10/22/2013

    Typically, stationary arrays in coastal areas would be based on the best available racking material (anodized aluminum or in extreme cases, stainless steel).

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  10. Can the output on a Model 5000M inverter be turned down to produce less wattage?

    Asked 10/21/2013

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  11. Word of the Week - Depth of Discharge

    Added by Elise Benoit on 10/20/2013

    Depth of Discharge (DOD) is the amount of reduction of a battery's capacity from it's fully charged state.

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  12. Alternating Current PV Modules in the National Electrical Code

    Added by Elise Benoit on 10/20/2013

    By Jason Fisher The  National Electrical Code  defines an ac module as “a complete, environmentally protected unit consisting of sola

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  13. In mounting 16 panels in a 2 X 8 configuration, should I leave space between, or place them against each other (and add sealant)

    Asked 10/19/2013

    Also, what are the problems, if any, of powering a capacitor-start motor with a "modified sine-wave" (square-wave) inverter?

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  14. What type of module and racking is best for a corrosive environment, like salty air for example?

    Asked 10/19/2013

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  15. How can I ground my PV system in a coastal environment?

    Asked 10/19/2013

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  16. Have you done any projects in Africa?

    Asked 10/15/2013

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  17. The panels may actually be

    Answered by on 10/09/2013

    The panels may actually be the same panels - but that isn't always the case. All of the subcomponents of the module also have to be rated for 1000V.

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  18. What Just Happened?

    Added by Julianna Eaton on 10/08/2013

    There is no shortage of monitoring features offered for your PV system, but what information is really important to coll

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  19. Word of the Week - Community Solar

    Added by Elise Benoit on 10/08/2013

    A solar-electric system that provides power and/or financial benefit to multiple community members within a geographic area.

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  20. PV Array Output at Various Tilts and Orientations

    Added by Alex O'Sullivan on 10/08/2013

    By  Justine Sanchez It has long been taught that a PV array tilted to an angle "equal to latitude" will yield clos

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  21. PV Array Output at Various Tilts and Orientations

    Added by Elise Benoit on 10/08/2013

    By  Justine Sanchez It has long been taught that a PV array tilted to an angle "equal to latitude" will yield cl

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  22. Can 600V panels be used in 1000V strings?

    Asked 10/07/2013

    I've heard solar panels rated at 600V are effectively the same as panels rated at 1000V.  Can I confidently use 600V panels

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  23. Maximum input voltage on a PS30 controller

    Asked 10/05/2013

    Does anybody know what or where to find the maximum input voltage on the Morningstar PS30 controller when connected to a 12v battery bank?

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  24. Under what circumstances do I need a revenue grade monitoring system?

    Asked 10/04/2013

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  25. How wide is the unirac Solarmount e mid clamp?

    Asked 10/02/2013

    What would the spacing between the modules be?

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