Installer Support

  • 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...
Support Article
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...
Support Article
7/22/2016
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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...
Support Question
7/19/2016
  • 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 ...
Support Article
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...
Support Article
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...
Support Article
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,...
Support Article
6/27/2016
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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,...
Support Question
6/24/2016
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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...
Support Question
6/14/2016
  • 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...
Support Article
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...
Support Article
6/13/2016
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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. 
Support Question
6/1/2016
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WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM CURRENT A CHARGE CONTROLLER CAN TAKE FROM BATTERIES SINCE THIS IS NOT USUALLY WRITTEN ON THE CHARGE CONTROLLERS? 
Support Question
5/31/2016
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I am planning to supplement the generator use at my small vacation home with a solar system and batteries. It tends to get hot in the summer, so we occasionally run an AC unit. By my estimates my...
Support Question
5/26/2016
  • 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 (...
Support Article
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...
Support Article
5/26/2016

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