Solar Articles

  • 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...
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9/19/2018
  • Alternatives to the ITC
Sunnova CEO John Berger broke ranks last week when he sent a letter to Congress detailing his belief that the solar industry is ready for the sunset of the 30% federal ITC.  Not only did Berger...
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12/14/2015
  • Solar advocates in rally
As we approach the last few days before Massachusetts’s legislators adjourn for the year, many groups are headed to the Statehouse looking to effect change. Our team at CivicSolar, along with a...
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11/16/2015
  • Image of a Hawaiian solar project
Hawaii continues to lead the US in the evolution and implementation of renewable energy policy.  This past Spring we watched as Hawaii introduced the most ambitious renewable goal in the country:...
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10/16/2015
  • Solar policy impacting North Carolina's Solar
The solar market in North Carolina is by far one of the most active in both the Southeast region and the country.  Although this state isn't in a region known for considerable solar development,...
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9/30/2015
  • Successful projects on public land
Created in 1946 by President Truman, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) aims "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future...
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9/16/2015
  • 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...
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12/9/2014