Solar Articles

As climate change becomes more pervasive in the national political conversation, federal politicians are seeking to find tangible paths towards a renewable energy policy that addresses climate issues...
Support Article
3/24/2019
New PV system owners will have until the end of 2019 to qualify for the full 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) before its inevitable step-down. The clock is ticking! The ITC is the most impactful...
Support Article
2/26/2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • Obama Fights to Extend the ITC
Residential and commercial solar benefited from a significant boost with the introduction of a 30% investment tax credit (ITC) under the 2005 Energy Policy Act. Although initially offered for a brief...
Support Article
2/25/2015
  • 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
  • Microgrid Regulatory Policy in the US
  Our nation’s electric grid is currently characterized by large centralized generators supplying the majority of demand through a complex network of interconnections.  Prior to the intricate...
Support Article
11/10/2014