Solar Articles

  • 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...
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5/29/2019
  • 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...
Support Article
9/19/2018
  • Gatorshield Logo
IronRidge has approved the use of a new structural tube for use with their Ground Mount system.  Allied Tube and Conduit’s Gatorshield tubing is now an alternative to the standard Schedule 40 steel...
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1/18/2016
  • 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...
Support Article
12/9/2014
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  Solar Is Not Always Sunny Over their lifetime, solar panels experience countless extreme weather events. Not just the worst storms in years, but the worst storms in 40 years. High...
Support Article
4/28/2014
  • IronRidge Integrated Grounding
       Integrated Grounding FAQ Is UL 2703 a new standard? UL 2703 is currently an Outline of Investigation, which means it has not yet been accepted by ANSI as a standard....
Support Article
3/28/2014
  Product Updates IronRidge is expanding its XR Rail Family to include three size options: XR10, XR100 & XR1000. These options replace XRS & XRL. In...
Support Article
3/28/2014