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...
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,...
Tracking the Sun is a yearly report issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the US Department of Energy. The report tracks trends and patterns in the installed cost of residential,...
Originally published on Modernize.com How many solar installations have you done? The U.S. solar industry has boomed in recent years, growing to more than 7.4 gigawatts at the end of 2015. Finding...
As solar incentives and net metering policy continue to evolve across the country discussion has, for the most part, centered on the value of solar to the grid and to society. While establishing...
The majority of residential solar installations in the US fall into two buckets, direct and third-party ownership. A PV system is considered direct ownership if the homeowner owns the equipment...
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...
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...
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...