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...
Support Article
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,...
Support Article
6/13/2017
  • Solar panels varry in wattage
It is a common question we hear often at CivicSolar.  A customer has an assortment of modules they want to install in the same system.  They have a stockpile on hand that they want to put to good...
Support Article
2/11/2016
  • Min and Max Voltage for String Sizing
When designing PV systems, it is essential to ensure that the voltage output of each series string is within the acceptable range for the system. If the voltage is too low, the inverter won’t kick...
Support Article
9/20/2015
  • Solar Inverter String Design Calculations
For many new to photovoltaic system design, determining the maximum number of modules per series string can seem straight forward, right?  Simply divide the inverter’s maximum system voltage rating...
Support Article
5/9/2015
  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...
Support Article
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...
Support Article
9/22/2011
  • Choose String Inverters Utilizing Sizing Tools
Most home-owners and installers start designing (or defining) their solar PV systems by measuring their roofs and finding out the available space for the solar modules. They've already determined...
Support Article
9/29/2010