2018 Overview It was a busy summer between tariffs and rate reform debates, but California Senate ended the summer on a positive note for solar installers by passing S.B. 700. S.B. 700--still needs...
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,...
With energy storage installations growing at breakneck speeds (100% growth in US installed capacity in 2016), solar installers far and wide are exploring how to best incorporate energy storage in...
As we dive into the second half of the decade, it is inevitable that renewable energy will play a leading role in the electricity generation mix. Wind and solar power represent the majority of new...
The following is a general breakdown of the ideal tilts to meet the energy demand you are hoping to get out of an array: Year-round loads: Tilt angle equals latitude Winter loads: Tilt angle equals...
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...