Solar Articles

  • Solar Wire Management
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...
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8/11/2018
  • Solectria
  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,...
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6/13/2017
  • Microgrid, Schneider
  From Wall Street to Main Street, deploying microgrid technology integrated with storage has captured the attention of futurists and business people alike. Last April Wal-Mart launched 17 microgrid...
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5/30/2017
  • Lead-Acid Battery
  Lead-Acid batteries are still the most common form of energy storage for photovoltaic systems. A lead-acid battery charges, stores, and discharges energy based on a chemical reaction of the metal...
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2/2/2017
  • 800RE EnergyCell 48V 672Ah AGM Battery System
    1) How often do I need to charge or "top off" my lead-acid batteries?   Maintaining your batteries is the key ingredient to ensuring that your battery bank reaches its designed life...
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3/9/2016
  • 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
  • Energy Storage Frameworks to Accommodate High Levels of Solar Penetration
Energy storage, at both the residential and utility scale, stands to address two of the most challenging problems currently facing utilities and the grid. Under ideal conditions utilities return...
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3/10/2015
  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...
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1/5/2015
  • Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, cec certification solar
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...
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9/22/2011
  • Pros and Cons of Battery Backup PV Systems
Since PV systems produce electricity directly from sunlight and maximize the efficiency of energy collection, it may seem like adding or choosing a PV system with battery backup would only increase...
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9/14/2011
  • How does MPPT Charge Controllers work?
The maximum power point tracking (MPPT) is a higher efficient DC-DC converter technology compared to "shunt controller" and "pulse width modulation (PWM)" technologies. Using a non-MPPT charge...
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3/17/2011