I am exploring the options for mounting flexible monocrystaline panels of my '13 Chevrolet Volt. Unfortunately I have no idea what voltage the traction battery runs at. Any ideas how I could figure...
Are smart modules the same thing as microinverters or optimizers?
It seems like there are 4 or 5 different battery types available that I could use for solar projects. How do I compare the economics between different batteries?
I am doing an East/West Array. Do I need two separate inverters or an inverter with at least two MPPs? How does production stack up between these options? Thank you.
Excitement is high but details remain scarce. Perspective solar customers and solar professionals eagerly awaited Elon Musk’s unveiling of Tesla’s Integrated Solar Roof in late October. Major media...
I've checked out your past article on how to spec racking manually. Is this really the fastest way?
Hey Civic Team, I am looking to complete my first flat roof install. What should I look for on the roof during my site visit? Thanks!
Each week, the CivicSolar team chooses a question asked by one of our installers and posts the answer for everyone's benefit. This week, our Installer inquired about the new IronRidge UFO clamp...
Is the Enphase M250 compatible with 72 cell solar panels?
One of my local inspectors indicated that I will need to surround my most recent ground mount with a fence to meet NEC 2014 code. Is this so?
For purposes of using nec table 310.15 - "pv" wire is not specifically listed - do you treat it as use-2, xhhw, or xhhw-2?
I noticed the new SMA Sunny Boy -40 inverters are rated for a lower input current than the previous generation. The -22 series was rated for 15 amps per MPP tracker but the new -40 is only rated for...
An existing system has one string of nine ES-A-200 panels connected to an ABB PVI-5000-OUTD-US-A inverter. Since the inverter is capable of multiple independent strings, can an additional string be...
We often receive questions from installers and contractors about how to generate more leads, and ultimately how to convert those leads into sales. In the article linked below from Greentech Media,...
I have several clients who want to start with a 3 kw solar PV system and then increase to 5 kw. My question is: Can I connect to a SolarEdge 5kW TL 240 / 208 VAC Transformerless Inverter w/ AFCI, DC...
I am looking for panels for a residential install. Can I use 1000V rated panels with a 600V residential string inverter? I can't seem to find panels rated for 600V these days.