I've been poring over manufacturing datasheets and reliability documents for hours and feel like I'm getting nowhere. What are the main criteria I should be looking for to ensure my modules will last...
Frame The frame gives the solar panel shape and stability and protects the glass top layer from damage by flexion. Anodized aluminum is the best frame material to achieve shape and stability....
Each component of a solar panel is relevant to performance: cells, glass, encapsulant, edge seal, frame, junction box, connectors, and backsheets. Not only does CivicSolar recognize that each type...
1. The name of the cell manufacturer Knowing the name of the manufacturer allows you to determine what tier they are. While there are multiple ways that solar panels are ranked into tiers, we will...
The International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics is a yearly report designed to inform and educate PV suppliers and contractors on the direction of the industry. In its eighth year, the report...
I saw Jinko Solar modules in your Solar Under a Buck email, but I'm not familiar with Jinko. Can you tell me more about the brand?
I have a large, south facing garage roof that faces south, just begging to be covered with PV laminate. I see that Uni-Solar laminate is made 15.5 inches wide. But my garage's standing-seam steel...
Sanyo HIT panels could be an attractive solution on my sailboat, however Sanyo excludes installations in marine environments from their warranty.Kyocera apparently warrant panels in marine...
I am a contractor in Texas and need to know about "from where" your Panel Warranty is from and which Insurance Company?
I am considering in using unisolar in the Caribbean where wind load could be as high as 150mph will the adhesive be strong enough ? Can I use ground mount racking to install unisolar ?
I want to use the UniSolar e-PVL-144 Amorphous PowerBond Solar Panels on my off-grid solar project but I am not sure which charge controller to use. Do you size the charge controller differently...
Hello,Do Canadian Solar and ET Solar panels have bypass diodes - like the Solar World panels? Are panels without these diodes cheaper to begin with?If panels are partially shaded during the day,...
I have been planning a small, solar system for my home primarily to run my well pump. Today I realized that in winter I will have some significant mid day shading from the mountain which is about a...