Solar Articles

  • Commercial Ballasted Solar Rooftop
Step 1 First, assess the wind speed and snow load of the project area against the unobstructed flat roof space. The objective is to prevent uplift from the modules in the event of windy conditions....
Support Article
12/12/2017
  • Proper preparation prevents poor performance with Solar Installation
Solar integrators use all sorts of tools to complete the tasks that keep their businesses moving forward. These include the obvious hand and power tools to install the solar equipment and the less...
Support Article
9/1/2016
  • Solar Under a Buck
    Earlier this year CivicSolar launched a promotion entitled Solar Under a Buck to much fan fair. It has a tongue and cheek description of our new commercial solar offering, a complete solar...
Support Article
4/18/2016
  • Getting the most out of your solar array
  The following is a general breakdown of the ideal tilts to meet the energy demand you are hoping to get out of an array: Year-round loads: Tilt angle equals latitude Winter loads: Tilt angle equals...
Support Article
12/14/2015
  • Aerocompact Example Installation
  Frequently asked questions:   What is Aerocompact? A aerodynamically designed and engineered ballast flat roof system   Which tilts are available? 5...
Support Article
4/16/2014
  • Sun Energy Output Solmetric Insolation Tool: Honolulu
Azimuth is the array’s east-west orientation in degrees. In most of the solar PV energy calculator tools, an azimuth value of zero is facing the equator in both northern and southern hemispheres....
Support Article
11/24/2010