Solar Articles

  • GS Battery, Storage, Solar Plus Storage
Identify why a customer is interested in batteries with their solar system. The project development for a fully-off grid cabin is different from someone who wants battery backup when the grid goes...
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5/17/2017
  • Jinko, Module Reliability, Solar Panel
  Frame The frame gives the solar panel shape and stability and protects the glass top layer from damage by flexion. Anodized aluminum is the best frame material to achieve shape and stability....
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5/17/2017
  • Solar Panel Durability
Each component of a solar panel is relevant to performance: cells, glass, encapsulant, edge seal, frame, junction box, connectors, and backsheets.  Not only does CivicSolar recognize that each type...
Support Article
5/1/2017
  • Solar Durability
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...
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5/1/2017
  • How much does a solar system cost?
Well, the correct answer to that question is “it depends”. A photovoltaic solar system can cost as little as a few hundred dollars or as much as millions of dollars. Here is a quick table that shows...
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5/1/2017
  • Helioscope Design
The solar design process is a critical starting point in executing a solar photovoltaic (PV) project. In the age of accessible satellite imagery and innovative software development, designing solar...
Support Article
4/26/2017
  • IronRidge Clamp
With so many solar mounting products available today, it is hard to know which one is the best fit for your solar application. Clamps, the racking component used to fasten and ground modules to rails...
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4/24/2017
  • Simpliphi
Cómo diseñar sistemas con baterías - Parte 1 ¡Lo más importante son las cargas!   Incluir baterías en un sistema de energía solar tiene muchas ventajas pero ya que sus aplicaciones pueden ser muy...
Support Article
4/18/2017
  • GS Battery
Review of 2017, over 93% of the total new electricity generating additions in 2016. Solar plus energy storage has even more potential than solar. The storage market can grow and adopt lessons learned...
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4/18/2017
  • StorEdge
This momentum is driven by rapidly falling costs of lithium-ion battery manufacturing and state incentives or mandates for increased storage penetration. Ultimately, solar plus storage relies on the...
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4/18/2017
  • S-5!
If you’ve been installing rooftop PV systems and haven’t yet heard of S-5!, it’s time to stop living under that rock. S-5! provides attachment solutions and comprehensive load tables for the majority...
Support Article
4/4/2017
  • panel trends
The International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics is a yearly report designed to inform and educate PV suppliers and contractors on the direction of the industry. In its eighth year, the report...
Support Article
4/4/2017
  • Residential Storage Deals
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...
Support Article
3/21/2017
  • Long Tail
Without question national solar installers such as SolarCity (now Tesla), SunRun, Sungevity, and SunPower deserve significant credit for the proliferation of residential solar. From 2012 to 2016...
Support Article
3/9/2017
  • Microgrid
Microgrids are important for a number of reasons. First off, they aid with community-based initiatives such as resiliency, grid efficiency, and the management of increased deployment of Distributed...
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3/9/2017
  • MLK School Solar PV
Last Tuesday, leaders of the Baker Administration’s Department of Energy Resources (DOER) released their final plan for the state’s new solar incentive, the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Energy...
Support Article
2/6/2017

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