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...
Simple Payback Among the most commonly discussed and simplest financial indicators is the payback period. Payback period is nearly always included in project proposals as it is an easy metric for...
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 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...
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...
In 2008, Berkeley, California successfully tested what would eventually become the PACE program. By 2010, more than 18 states instituted similar programs. There were minor differences, but most...