Installer Support

  • Net, Metering, CivicSolar
In accordance with Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, states have been encouraged to create new opportunities for net metering in the hopes...
Support Article
6/18/2019
  • Net, Metering, CivicSolar
In accordance with Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, states have been encouraged to create new opportunities for net metering in the hopes...
Support Article
6/18/2019
  • Yaskawa, Solectria, NEC 2017, Rapid Shutdown, Compliance
By Michael Nieman, Senior Applications Engineer, Yaskawa Solectria Solar The 2017 edition of the NFPA70, National Electric Code (NEC), brings significant updates to the requirements for rapid...
Support Article
6/12/2019
  • IronRidge KO Tile
Founded in 1996, IronRidge offers some of the most innovative, intuitive and durable racking solutions in the solar industry. The company was born out of Mendocino County in a time when residential...
Support Article
5/29/2019
Energy storage is set to double in the United States in 2019. According to a recent study by IHS Markit, the United States will overtake South Korea as the largest grid-tied energy storage market in...
Support Article
5/29/2019
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CleanFactor Energy out of the Bay Area is one of CivicSolar’s oldest customers. We sat down with their founder, Phil Mickelson, to discuss the state of CleanFactor's business model and the state of...
Support Article
4/24/2019
Since its introduction, SMA’s Sunny Tripower CORE1 has steadily gained popularity in the US commercial market. Now with expanded features and functions, installers have even more reasons to...
Support Article
4/24/2019
  • Solar Module Trends
You may have recently noticed that it's been harder to find your preferred modules. Or, that prices have increased relative to what they were a few months ago. Well, you're not wrong. The module...
Support Article
4/24/2019
For a home or business owners, solar is a different type of purchase than other property improvements like HVAC or electrical upgrades. When the solar first gets installed, your solar customers are...
Support Article
3/26/2019
It goes without saying that in today’s day and age, mobile matters. The Pew Research Center estimates over 2.5 billion people worldwide own smartphones. Mobile technology has shown its prominence in...
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3/26/2019
As climate change becomes more pervasive in the national political conversation, federal politicians are seeking to find tangible paths towards a renewable energy policy that addresses climate issues...
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3/24/2019
  • SunSpec Standards
As the solar industry is maturing, technical industry standards gain importance and will be a crucial aspect for the further evolution of solar to a mainstream industry. Initiatives from forward-...
Support Article
2/26/2019
  • Bifacial-solar
Bifacial solar modules are becoming more popular in the solar industry. These modules can absorb sunlight from both sides as opposed to just one. Therefore, they can convert the light that is...
Support Article
2/26/2019
New PV system owners will have until the end of 2019 to qualify for the full 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) before its inevitable step-down. The clock is ticking! The ITC is the most impactful...
Support Article
2/26/2019
  • USA Map
On January 22, 2018, a 30% tariff was levied on solar panel imports to the United States. International module manufacturers were quick to recognize the growth potential of the US market;...
Support Article
1/30/2019
  • Solar Op-Ed
Many local solar installers agree that their main task is educating customers, lawmakers and building inspectors about solar. Local solar contractors are in a unique position to advocate for solar...
Support Article
1/30/2019

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