Installer Support Articles

  • Monocrystalline vs. Polycrystalline
Even though monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar cells serve the primary function of converting the sun’s rays into usable electricity, both distributors and installers have separated the two...
Support Article
12/12/2017
  • Solar Finance 101
Simple Payback   Among the most commonly discussed and simplest financial indicators is the payback period. Payback period is nearly always included in project proposals as it is an easy metric for...
Support Article
12/12/2017
  • Commercial Ballasted Solar Rooftop
Step 1 First, assess the wind speed and snow load of the project area against the unobstructed flat roof space. The objective is to prevent uplift from the modules in the event of windy conditions....
Support Article
12/12/2017
  • Sunpreme
  Bifacial modules are like the sports cars of solar modules; they boast industry-leading efficiency breakthroughs while upholding unsurpassed aesthetic standards. Frameless bifacial modules showcase...
Support Article
11/19/2017
  • Science of Conversion
  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...
Support Article
11/19/2017
  • GS Battery Energy Storage
  CivicSolar does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax,...
Support Article
10/18/2017
  • Split cell technology
  In its most basic sense, split cell technology is a new cell architecture that increases voltage by halving the size of the silicon chips.   Split cell panels provide the following advantages:...
Support Article
10/18/2017
  • MPPT Algorithm
  1. Constant Voltage   Constant voltage maximum power point tracking was one of the first ever created algorithms and has the most limitations. Constant voltage MPPT simply measures the ambient...
Support Article
9/13/2017
  • Yaskawa Solectria XGI
  Yaskawa Solectria Solar recently announced the launch of the XGI 1000 and XGI 1500 string inverters for commercial and utility-scale applications. The new inverters are engineered, designed and...
Support Article
9/13/2017
  • Aerocompact Ground Mount
  Similar to ballasted racking’s meteoric rise as the go-to solution for flat roofs, ballasted systems are slowly gaining popularity on the ground. Solar continues to proliferate in rural and...
Support Article
9/13/2017
  • UL 1741
For the first time since 1984 energy generated by renewable sources outweighed nuclear generation in March and April of this year. Although strong springtime solar and wind production coupled with...
Support Article
7/28/2017
  • Solaredge Monitoring
  To solar integrators robust solar monitoring provide the following advantages:   1)    Allows contractors to provide transparency and education in customer conversation. 2)    Gives more responsive...
Support Article
7/27/2017
  • solar panel beautiful installation
As the number of U.S. solar installations has proliferated in the past decade, solar contractors are under increasing pressure to complete more installations in less time. This is a good problem for...
Support Article
6/30/2017
  • Solectria
  The Problem Many inverters installed in the last 10+ years are now failing and are no longer protected by the original product warranty. With limited possibilities of extending warranty coverage,...
Support Article
6/13/2017
  • metal roof, S-5!, installation
In partnership with S-5!, we have put together a comprehensive E-Book outlining best practices when it comes to installing solar on metal roofs.  Metal roofs continue to make up an increasing...
Support Article
5/30/2017
  • Microgrid, Schneider
  From Wall Street to Main Street, deploying microgrid technology integrated with storage has captured the attention of futurists and business people alike. Last April Wal-Mart launched 17 microgrid...
Support Article
5/30/2017

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