Solar Articles

  • Sunny Boy Storage
Energy storage is booming in the United States, and for good reason. In California, homeowners are employing behind the meter storage to maximize the value of their daytime solar production during...
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6/20/2018
  • LG Chem Resu10H
When it comes to the world of solar installers, few people in the United States have more know-how than Barry Cinnamon. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Barry has seen a dramatic...
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6/20/2018
  • Solar panel recyling
Anyone who works in the solar industry is intimately aware of the benefits solar energy provides to communities nationwide. Clean, renewable energy bolsters local economies, helps reduce greenhouse...
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5/14/2018
  • solar module connector, solar panel connector, solar connector, MC4 connector, Staubli connector
As we have discussed in previous articles (link HERE), there are several types of PV connectors available today. These connectors are found on the positive and negative module whips and are used to...
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5/14/2018
  • solar ground mounts, ironridge ground mount, best solar ground mount, ground mount installation
In the wake of Schletter filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, solar installers are calling CivicSolar Account Managers with increased concern over the market’s options for reliable ground mounts. The...
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5/14/2018
  • close more solar sales
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...
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4/17/2018
  • MLPE solar inverter technology enphase solaredge sma power+
In a relatively short amount of time, module-level power electronics (MLPE) have solidified their reputation as a breakthrough method of solar power generation. MLPE solutions continue to rapidly...
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4/5/2018
  •  SolarEdge HD-Wave inverter with integrated EV charger offers homeowners the ability to charge electric vehicles up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger through an innovative solar boost mode that utilizes grid and PV charging simultaneously.
Owning an electric car that is charged by a solar power system is an excellent way to ensure your transportation is both cost-efficient and emissions-free. As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to...
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4/4/2018
  • Save Money on Residential Solar Installations
  Maximize attachments spans (6 ft.) on residential solar installations. This can save you money on flashings and labor on installations. The IronRidge Design Assistant allows you to strike the...
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3/19/2018
  • Schneider Electric / Simpliphi Power Li-ion (LiFePO4) off-grid installation by Casey Electric.
There are many metrics to use when comparing the battery bank components of an energy storage system. Comparisons can be challenging when analyzing batteries of different chemistries and their...
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3/19/2018
  • CollectiveSun solar financing nonprofit
  If you were a nonprofit and you Googled “solar for nonprofits”, very few solar installers would appear and the reason why is simple. Most installers don’t think nonprofit solar projects will pencil...
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3/19/2018
  • JinkoSolar Solar Tariff
On January 22, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that President Trump approved recommendations to provide relief to U.S. solar panel manufacturers by imposing safeguard...
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2/21/2018
  • Residential Solar + Storage
  Major solar installation companies are moving into big box stores in 2018 with storage offerings. As consumers shop for washing machines and refrigerators, they will also encounter kiosks offering...
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2/21/2018
  • ISO-NE Advanced Solar Inverter Functionality
  This article is a follow-up to a previous article discussing UL 1741 & Rule 21: Advanced Inverter Tests. We suggest you start with that article first. Seemingly discontent to be left out of the...
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2/21/2018
  • Residential Energy Storage
In 2017, battery backup and energy storage became some of the hottest growing fields in the face of natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas as well as being a tool to shift time of use...
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1/22/2018
  • Commercial Solar New Tax Bill
Corporate Tax Rate   One of the major components of the tax bill is the reduction of the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. A lower corporate tax rate could have several impacts on commercial solar...
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1/22/2018

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