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
  • 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
  • AC-Coupling Design
One of the main considerations to AC-coupling design is the ratio between the Grid-Tie inverter (GTI) and the Battery-Based inverter (BBI).  Why? There are conditions that might occur when the site...
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12/9/2014
  • Evolution of Power Conversion
As the solar industry looks for new ways to increase efficiency and drive down cost, inverters have gone from the relatively simple to decode Central, String and Micro options to a bewildering...
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10/8/2014
  • Solectria Dual MPPT Inverters
When I first became aware of dual MPPT inverters I asked myself, "Self, why didn't you think of that?"  This simple, yet powerful concept provides for simplified PV system design, increased solar...
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10/8/2014
  • Central Solar Inverter with Enclosure
Electrical interference is a problem that might be encountered with solar power system electronics. Any digital electronic equipment produces at least some noise and nearly all equipment now used...
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1/2/2012
  • 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