One of the most important tasks when installing a PV system is wire management. This task is sometimes overlooked by installers or not given enough attention. Installers that take their wire...
If you were a nonprofit and you Googled “solar for nonprofits”, very few solar installers would appear and the reason why is simple. Most installers don’t think nonprofit solar projects will pencil...
The Problem Many inverters installed in the last 10+ years are now failing and are no longer protected by the original product warranty. With limited possibilities of extending warranty coverage,...
For a primer on PACE financing see HERE. While Utility and Residential solar grew more than 50% annually (from 2012-2015, no exact 2016 numbers yet), the Commercial sector’s growth has been...
As a state without a solar carve-out (no SREC market), and no net metering, Tennessee is expected to install 476 MW of solar electricity over the next five years, more than five times the solar...
1) Who will be off-taking the power? Make sure you find a suitable partner. In order to conduct project due diligence, financiers evaluate the creditworthiness of the counterparty that will utilize...
Lenders of solar loans include traditional community banks as well as specialty lending platforms. Unlike a third-party ownership (TPO) model, a homeowner that purchases their solar system outright...
The emergence of the PPA and access to financing has been a game changer for the solar industry. Of course the improving technology, declining equipment costs, streamlining permit and net-...
NEC 2014: Article 690.12 “Rapid Shutdown of PV Systems on Buildings” There were several changes to the 2014 NEC code that affect PV systems. Of these changes, the most notable is article 690...
Calculating the payback on an investment in a photovoltaic (PV) system is not as easy as it seems at first glance. Firstly, the elements of the calculation are different for homeowners than for...
NRTL certification means your solar panels and solar modules conform to safety, health, and environmental standards as required by: NEC, OSHA, and the National Fire Prevention Association. NRTL...