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...
What are the Deck Monitoring components I should specify for a commercial job using multiple SMA Sunny Boy inverters?
We're developing a project that will use a mix of four SMA Sunny Boy inverters. We want to use Deck Monitoring's incomparable product, but I'm unsure how to accurately specify the products. Please...