Solar Articles

  • Schneider Electric / Simpliphi Power Li-ion (LiFePO4) off-grid installation by Casey Electric.
There are many metrics to use when comparing the battery bank components of an energy storage system. Comparisons can be challenging when analyzing batteries of different chemistries and their...
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3/19/2018
  • GS Battery, Storage, Solar Plus Storage
Identify why a customer is interested in batteries with their solar system. The project development for a fully-off grid cabin is different from someone who wants battery backup when the grid goes...
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5/17/2017
  • 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
  • Deka has a wide offering of solar batteries
  Types of Lead Acid Batteries (Wet / AGM / Gel)   Wet (aka Flooded)   Wet batteries are generally less expensive than the two other main types, AGM and Gel. A well-maintained wet battery...
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1/27/2016
  • 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
  • Battery Sizing Calculator
How does one correctly size a battery bank in an off grid solar application? A good first step would be to watch this video and use CivicSolar’s battery sizing tool. This video will guide you...
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11/15/2014
  • Battery Life and Performance Factors
There are multiple factors that significantly affect the life of a battery. I'll try to summarize the major issues related to battery performance: 1- Cyclic life The battery life is mainly determined...
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12/3/2010
  • 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