Solar Articles

  • 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
  • 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

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