Solar Articles

  • How much does a solar system cost?
Well, the correct answer to that question is “it depends”. A photovoltaic solar system can cost as little as a few hundred dollars or as much as millions of dollars. Here is a quick table that shows...
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5/1/2017
  • 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...
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9/1/2016
  • 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
  • aluminum, copper, wiring, installation, comparison
Considering aluminum wiring for your PV installation?  It is widely known that the cost of copper is much greater than that of aluminum.  It may seem like an easy choice given that fact alone.  Let...
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10/5/2015
Executive Summary   Which is the better architecture in a photovoltaic (PV) array: distributed or central?  The question is a legitimate one, but the discussion often gets muddled by parties who have...
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4/25/2014
Summary Transformerless string inverters afford a number of important advantages in commercial PB projects owing to their compact size, light weight, and ease of installation and maintenance.   Their...
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3/27/2014
  • 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....
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11/24/2010