Solar Articles

  • Commercial Solar
The traditional operating lease has done for commercial solar projects what the PPA did for residential solar. It has made the sales process simple, easy and fast while making a customer’s...
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8/18/2016
  • JinkoSolar Modules
Module-level power electronics (MLPE) represent the future of solar module optimization. The benefits of MLPE are plentiful: increased energy yield, shade tolerance, module reliability and design...
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8/9/2016
  • Single Post Style Ground Mount
Ground-mounted solar arrays are a compelling alternative to traditional roof-based systems. Unlike rooftop arrays, ground mounts offer flexibility in achieving a more ideal array tilt and avoid ...
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8/9/2016
  • Energy Storage
Geli, in partnership with Woodlawn Associates, completed a study examining the economics of solar and storage. Specifically, they calculated the value of solar and storage for two commercial...
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7/26/2016
When it comes to designing a PV system for any residential or even commercial system, the 120% rule is used to determine the limit to how much a building or structure can hold or how much energy the...
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7/22/2016
  • NEC Adoption
The 2017 Edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70 National Electrical Code (NEC) brings a handful of additions and clarifications to the code pertaining to the permitting and ...
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7/11/2016
  • Quick Mount PV Tile Replacement Mount
Most common in residential settings in warmer climates, tiled roofs can offer compelling value compared to composition asphalt shingles. Chief among the benefits of tile shingles is the wide range of...
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7/11/2016
  • Virtual Net Metering Map
What do you do when your array is producing more energy than you consume? Or when you want to go solar but your available property has a suboptimal solar resource? In the absence of a battery backup...
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6/28/2016
  • S-5! Clamps
Authored by Charlie Saginaw Metal roofs continue to grow in popularity because of their modern aesthetic and durability. Since 1992, S-5! has become synonymous with lasting metal roof attachments,...
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6/27/2016
  • Transmission Grid
Demand Generation Demand generation represents the status quo of the electrical generation systems in the U.S. Under this model, demand is viewed as an unalterable variable in the demand-supply...
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6/13/2016
  • Components of the IronRidge XR Series
If you missed Part 1 of our racking series you can catch up HERE. Rails: The IronRidge XR Series is available in the following lengths: 11’, 14’, and 17’. This array has an E/W length of 32.7’. 32.7...
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6/13/2016
  • Solar roof racking
  Panels can be arranged in either portrait (longest side is vertical) or landscape (longest side is horizontal) position. Further, rails can be run either north/south (vertical) or east/west (...
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5/26/2016
  • Questions to ask a solar contractor.
Originally published on Modernize.com How many solar installations have you done? The U.S. solar industry has boomed in recent years, growing to more than 7.4 gigawatts at the end of 2015. Finding...
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5/26/2016
  • Unirac U-Builder
Many important details must be considered when designing a solar racking system for a pitched or flat roof. Design considerations include the number of roof attachment points, attachment spacing,...
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5/12/2016
  • 76.5kW Whitworth Aquatics Array
By Chris Doyle, Chief Commercial Officer, Dividend Solar. Originally published in Solar Power World April 28th, 2016 NREL’s Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group recently released...
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5/2/2016
  • Yaskawa - Solectria TL String Inverters
In 2015, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s parent company, celebrated their 100th anniversary. To us at CivicSolar and to solar installers across the U.S., Yaskawa - Solectria...
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5/2/2016

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