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I am working with a customer on a tight budget to install a 7.2 kW system and we are going to use a string inverter. It turns two of the modules will catch shadows from a tree. I’m married to a...
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2/21/2017
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I am looking for a designer that can design a modification to my existing 42 panel enphase system to enable off grid operation.   Chris 925-683-9140
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2/19/2017
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We are bidding a 400 kW DC job using Enphase C250s that will be tied to 277/480V service. Looking for a 400 KVA transformer since Enphase specifies that the C250 requires a transformer to work with...
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2/16/2017
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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...
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2/7/2017
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Are smart modules the same thing as microinverters or optimizers?
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2/3/2017
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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?
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1/20/2017
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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. 
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1/10/2017
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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...
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11/14/2016
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I've checked out your past article on how to spec racking manually. Is this really the fastest way? 
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11/12/2016
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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! 
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11/9/2016
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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...
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10/26/2016
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Is the Enphase M250 compatible with 72 cell solar panels?
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10/6/2016
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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?
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9/12/2016
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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?
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8/24/2016
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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...
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7/19/2016
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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...
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7/13/2016

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