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...
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,...
When selecting a module manufacturer for your bids and projects, there are many factors to consider. At CivicSolar, the most common considerations voiced by installers are bankability, reliability,...
Tracking the Sun is a yearly report issued by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the US Department of Energy. The report tracks trends and patterns in the installed cost of residential,...
Originally published on Modernize.com How many solar installations have you done? The U.S. solar industry has boomed in recent years, growing to more than 7.4 gigawatts at the end of 2015. Finding...
As solar incentives and net metering policy continue to evolve across the country discussion has, for the most part, centered on the value of solar to the grid and to society. While establishing...
The majority of residential solar installations in the US fall into two buckets, direct and third-party ownership. A PV system is considered direct ownership if the homeowner owns the equipment...
IronRidge has approved the use of a new structural tube for use with their Ground Mount system. Allied Tube and Conduit’s Gatorshield tubing is now an alternative to the standard Schedule 40 steel...
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...
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...