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  • 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
  • How much does a solar system cost?
Well, the correct answer to that question is “it depends”. A photovoltaic solar system can cost as little as a few hundred dollars or as much as millions of dollars. Here is a quick table that shows...
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5/1/2017
  • aluminum, copper, wiring, installation, comparison
Considering aluminum wiring for your PV installation?  It is widely known that the cost of copper is much greater than that of aluminum.  It may seem like an easy choice given that fact alone.  Let...
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10/5/2015
  • 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
Executive Summary   Which is the better architecture in a photovoltaic (PV) array: distributed or central?  The question is a legitimate one, but the discussion often gets muddled by parties who have...
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4/25/2014
Summary Transformerless string inverters afford a number of important advantages in commercial PB projects owing to their compact size, light weight, and ease of installation and maintenance.   Their...
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3/27/2014