Solar Articles: Projects
Online reviews are the new form of marketing currency for solar installers. Once a homeowner or business is approached by a solar salesperson, one of their first actions will be to Google the...
The use of solar power is on the rise in the Caribbean as a way to lower energy consumption costs and increase resiliency against severe storms. The Caribbean’s tropical climate, sunny weather, and...
Customer acquisition costs for residential solar are expensive and rising. Large residential solar companies like Tesla and Sunrun paid close to .70/w to sign up customers in 2017. For local...
While there is a lot of excitement about solar energy, it can, and often does, take a long time to educate a customer on why they should actually invest in “going solar.” The good news is that taking...
In this article, Energy Circle’s paid search team researched and analyzed landing pages used in residential solar search engine marketing campaigns. Energy Circle is a marketing agency that works...
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...
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...
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,...
The biggest factor in how well a PV module will perform is heat dissipation. The modules, just like inverters, do not like heat build up. This can greatly affect their overall performance in...
Great news, the fiscal cliff deal that is currently in place will have a significant positive impact on the solar industry. Primarily, the bill extends the 50% accelerated bonus depreciation to...
The Ontario microFIT Program is available to small renewable energy projects located specifically in Ontario, including residential and small business solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. Eligible...
Many people forget that most electric cars are recharged by plugging into an electric grid which is customarily fueled by coal, nukes or other unsavory power sources. Consequently, most “electric...
In a grid-tied Solar PV System unused energy can be sent back to the utility at the grid connection. Solar PV system owners receive utility credits for all the energy that is sent back to the utility...
A Solar PV Balance-of-System or BOS refers to the components and equipment that move DC energy produced by solar panels through the conversion system which in turn produces AC electricity. Most often...
On August 31, 2011, American solar module manufacturer, Solyndra announced bankruptcy. This news came one day after the DOE (Department of Energy) determined that a second restructuring was not...