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
  • Alternatives to the ITC
Sunnova CEO John Berger broke ranks last week when he sent a letter to Congress detailing his belief that the solar industry is ready for the sunset of the 30% federal ITC.  Not only did Berger...
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12/14/2015
  • Solar advocates in rally
As we approach the last few days before Massachusetts’s legislators adjourn for the year, many groups are headed to the Statehouse looking to effect change. Our team at CivicSolar, along with a...
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11/16/2015
  • Image of a Hawaiian solar project
Hawaii continues to lead the US in the evolution and implementation of renewable energy policy.  This past Spring we watched as Hawaii introduced the most ambitious renewable goal in the country:...
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10/16/2015
  • Solar policy impacting North Carolina's Solar
The solar market in North Carolina is by far one of the most active in both the Southeast region and the country.  Although this state isn't in a region known for considerable solar development,...
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9/30/2015
  • Successful projects on public land
Created in 1946 by President Truman, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) aims "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future...
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9/16/2015
  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