Solar Articles

  • Chilicon
This article will discuss the advantages of using microinverters with AC coupling for residential, single-phase applications. The two leading microinverter manufacturers in the U.S. market include...
Support Article
9/19/2018
  • Commercial Ballasted Solar Rooftop
Step 1 First, assess the wind speed and snow load of the project area against the unobstructed flat roof space. The objective is to prevent uplift from the modules in the event of windy conditions....
Support Article
12/12/2017
  • Solar Under a Buck
    Earlier this year CivicSolar launched a promotion entitled Solar Under a Buck to much fan fair. It has a tongue and cheek description of our new commercial solar offering, a complete solar...
Support Article
4/18/2016
  • Block diagrams present an organized visual representation
The design of PV systems can be fairly simple as well as extremely complex.  No matter how difficult or easy, it is important to document the design process.  Doing so will help flush out issues...
Support Article
5/21/2015
  • AC-Coupling Design
One of the main considerations to AC-coupling design is the ratio between the Grid-Tie inverter (GTI) and the Battery-Based inverter (BBI).  Why? There are conditions that might occur when the site...
Support Article
12/9/2014
  • Aerocompact Example Installation
  Frequently asked questions:   What is Aerocompact? A aerodynamically designed and engineered ballast flat roof system   Which tilts are available? 5...
Support Article
4/16/2014