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...
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...
The biggest factor in how well a PV module will perform is heat dissipation. The modules, just like inverters, do not like heat build up. This can greatly affect their overall performance in...
Residential PV system designs sometimes require installing modules in landscape orientation. Usually this is due to constraints with roof dimensions. Other times it can be due to aesthetic ...
Grounding PV modules to reduce or eliminate shock and fire hazards is necessary and required by the National Electrical Code. The grounding guidelines of the Code essentially state that all...
Here are some pointers for a well designed ground-mounted array. Jump to another CivicSolar article for some practical and free shading tools. Ground-mounted PV systems are increasingly prevalent...