Solar Articles

  • Google Reviews
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...
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11/20/2018
  • StorEdge
Hybrid is defined as a having two different types of components performing essentially the same function. In residential solar applications, a hybrid inverter combines the work of a grid-tied...
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11/20/2018
  • Designing a 208v Three-Phase Solar Project
As residential installers begin to win more jobs, small commercial projects become a natural next step. When making that leap to commercial service voltage, a little upfront knowledge of 208 three-...
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10/17/2018
  • LG Chem
Residential storage has been booming across the United States. As some utilities fight against the rise in solar by changing their rate structures, and as natural disasters have been in increasing in...
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10/16/2018
  • St. Thomas, USVI (October 2017)
Between June 1st and November 30, the East Coast of the United States and the Caribbean are at a higher risk of hurricanes making landfall. These hurricanes -- including Florence, Harvey, Irma, and...
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9/20/2018
  • Chilicon
This article will discuss the advantages of using microinverters with AC coupling for residential, single-phase applications. The two leading microinverter manufacturers in the U.S. market include...
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9/19/2018
  • SGIP
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...
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9/11/2018
  • Caribbean Solar
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...
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8/21/2018
  • Solar Tariffs
The solar coaster has had its fair share of twists and turns this year. Despite all the positive environmental and economic benefits solar energy brings to communities, those in the industry are used...
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8/21/2018
  • 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...
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8/11/2018
  • Retrofitting Battery Storage Systems
Solar PV and energy storage are increasingly mentioned in the same breath. Falling costs paired with new revenue streams available to residential and commercial owners is driving storage deployments...
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7/25/2018
  • Davis Electric Solar
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...
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7/24/2018
  • Inverter Heat
Inverters, like all semiconductor-based equipment, are sensitive to overheating and, in general, operate best at cooler temperatures, while suffering power losses and damage at higher internal...
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7/24/2018
  • 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

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