Solar Articles

Since its introduction, SMA’s Sunny Tripower CORE1 has steadily gained popularity in the US commercial market. Now with expanded features and functions, installers have even more reasons to...
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4/24/2019
  • Commercial Solar New Tax Bill
Corporate Tax Rate   One of the major components of the tax bill is the reduction of the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. A lower corporate tax rate could have several impacts on commercial solar...
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1/22/2018
  • JinkoSolar Plant
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,...
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11/29/2016
  • 6 steps to securing commercial solar loan solutions
1)  Who will be off-taking the power? Make sure you find a suitable partner. In order to conduct project due diligence, financiers evaluate the creditworthiness of the counterparty that will utilize...
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10/3/2016
  • Aerocompact
There is roughly 50 billion square feet of commercial rooftop space in the US and only 2% of these rooftops currently have solar. This leaves an enormous untapped market for solar contractors to...
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9/19/2016
Comparatively anemic growth in commercial solar is due in large part to limited access to affordable capital, an issue especially true for smaller commercial projects (less that 200 kWdc in size)....
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9/2/2016
  • 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...
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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...
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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...
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12/14/2015
  • 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....
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11/24/2010