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...
If you were a nonprofit and you Googled “solar for nonprofits”, very few solar installers would appear and the reason why is simple. Most installers don’t think nonprofit solar projects will pencil...
For a primer on PACE financing see HERE. While Utility and Residential solar grew more than 50% annually (from 2012-2015, no exact 2016 numbers yet), the Commercial sector’s growth has been...
As a state without a solar carve-out (no SREC market), and no net metering, Tennessee is expected to install 476 MW of solar electricity over the next five years, more than five times the solar...
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...
Lenders of solar loans include traditional community banks as well as specialty lending platforms. Unlike a third-party ownership (TPO) model, a homeowner that purchases their solar system outright...
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...
The emergence of the PPA and access to financing has been a game changer for the solar industry. Of course the improving technology, declining equipment costs, streamlining permit and net-...
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...
Calculating the payback on an investment in a photovoltaic (PV) system is not as easy as it seems at first glance. Firstly, the elements of the calculation are different for homeowners than for...