Solar Articles

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...
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4/24/2019
  • 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...
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9/19/2018
  • Commercial Solar New Tax Bill
Corporate Tax Rate   One of the major components of the tax bill is the reduction of the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. A lower corporate tax rate could have several impacts on commercial solar...
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1/22/2018
  • JinkoSolar Plant
When selecting a module manufacturer for your bids and projects, there are many factors to consider. At CivicSolar, the most common considerations voiced by installers are bankability, reliability,...
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11/29/2016
  • 6 steps to securing commercial solar loan solutions
1)  Who will be off-taking the power? Make sure you find a suitable partner. In order to conduct project due diligence, financiers evaluate the creditworthiness of the counterparty that will utilize...
Support Article
10/3/2016
  • Aerocompact
There is roughly 50 billion square feet of commercial rooftop space in the US and only 2% of these rooftops currently have solar. This leaves an enormous untapped market for solar contractors to...
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9/19/2016
Comparatively anemic growth in commercial solar is due in large part to limited access to affordable capital, an issue especially true for smaller commercial projects (less that 200 kWdc in size)....
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9/2/2016
  • 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...
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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...
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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...
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12/9/2014