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  • Caribbean Solar
The use of solar power is on the rise in the Caribbean as a way to lower energy consumption costs and increase resiliency against severe storms. The Caribbean’s tropical climate, sunny weather, and...
Support Article
8/21/2018
  • Solar Tariffs
The solar coaster has had its fair share of twists and turns this year. Despite all the positive environmental and economic benefits solar energy brings to communities, those in the industry are used...
Support Article
8/21/2018
  • Solar Wire Management
One of the most important tasks when installing a PV system is wire management.  This task is sometimes overlooked by installers or not given enough attention. Installers that take their wire...
Support Article
8/11/2018
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We are looking at a solar project for a farm that has a 240/480V service. Currently it is a 3-wire configuration and is fed by two 15 kVA transformers. The utility is doing some work on the property...
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8/1/2018
  • Retrofitting Battery Storage Systems
Solar PV and energy storage are increasingly mentioned in the same breath. Falling costs paired with new revenue streams available to residential and commercial owners is driving storage deployments...
Support Article
7/25/2018
  • Davis Electric Solar
Customer acquisition costs for residential solar are expensive and rising. Large residential solar companies like Tesla and Sunrun paid close to .70/w to sign up customers in 2017. For local...
Support Article
7/24/2018
  • Inverter Heat
Inverters, like all semiconductor-based equipment, are sensitive to overheating and, in general, operate best at cooler temperatures, while suffering power losses and damage at higher internal...
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7/24/2018
  • Sunny Boy Storage
Energy storage is booming in the United States, and for good reason. In California, homeowners are employing behind the meter storage to maximize the value of their daytime solar production during...
Support Article
6/20/2018
  • LG Chem Resu10H
When it comes to the world of solar installers, few people in the United States have more know-how than Barry Cinnamon. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Barry has seen a dramatic...
Support Article
6/20/2018
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Do you have a barrel crimp or insulated connector rated 1000V DC to transition from #4 PV wire to #6?     I am running #4 wire to minimize Voltage drop and the inverter lugs are rated for max #6.  ...
Support Question
6/7/2018
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Hi, We are trying to design a solar power plant using a single axis tracker. Is there a different computation for Solar Inverter String Design Calculations for the single axis solar tracker. Also, if...
Support Question
5/28/2018
  • Solar panel recyling
Anyone who works in the solar industry is intimately aware of the benefits solar energy provides to communities nationwide. Clean, renewable energy bolsters local economies, helps reduce greenhouse...
Support Article
5/14/2018
  • solar module connector, solar panel connector, solar connector, MC4 connector, Staubli connector
As we have discussed in previous articles (link HERE), there are several types of PV connectors available today. These connectors are found on the positive and negative module whips and are used to...
Support Article
5/14/2018
  • solar ground mounts, ironridge ground mount, best solar ground mount, ground mount installation
In the wake of Schletter filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, solar installers are calling CivicSolar Account Managers with increased concern over the market’s options for reliable ground mounts. The...
Support Article
5/14/2018
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The rated pv power on a mppt controler, is based on the voltage of the solar panel, or on the voltage of the battery?.  ​​​​​​The parameter of the mppt controler say. . Rated pv  12v system  260w on...
Support Question
5/3/2018
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I am installing cs6k 270P panels on iron ridge racking. The racking is Perpendicular to gutter board and panels are parallel with gutter board or landscape mode.. What are the measurments from end of...
Support Question
5/1/2018

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