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  • JinkoSolar Solar Tariff
On January 22, 2018, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced that President Trump approved recommendations to provide relief to U.S. solar panel manufacturers by imposing safeguard...
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2/21/2018
  • Residential Solar + Storage
  Major solar installation companies are moving into big box stores in 2018 with storage offerings. As consumers shop for washing machines and refrigerators, they will also encounter kiosks offering...
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2/21/2018
  • ISO-NE Advanced Solar Inverter Functionality
  This article is a follow-up to a previous article discussing UL 1741 & Rule 21: Advanced Inverter Tests. We suggest you start with that article first. Seemingly discontent to be left out of the...
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2/21/2018
  • Residential Energy Storage
In 2017, battery backup and energy storage became some of the hottest growing fields in the face of natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas as well as being a tool to shift time of use...
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1/22/2018
  • Commercial Solar New Tax Bill
Corporate Tax Rate   One of the major components of the tax bill is the reduction of the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. A lower corporate tax rate could have several impacts on commercial solar...
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1/22/2018
  • Solar Panel Snow
How is Energy Production Impacted? It's a well-known fact that as the temperature drops below 77 degrees F (the temperature at which modules are rated, 25C) their voltage increases, as does their...
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1/22/2018
  • Monocrystalline vs. Polycrystalline solar panel
​Even though monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar cells serve the primary function of converting the sun’s rays into usable electricity, both distributors and installers have separated the two...
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12/12/2017
  • Solar Finance 101
Simple Payback   Among the most commonly discussed and simplest financial indicators is the payback period. Payback period is nearly always included in project proposals as it is an easy metric for...
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12/12/2017
  • Commercial Ballasted Solar Rooftop
Step 1 First, assess the wind speed and snow load of the project area against the unobstructed flat roof space. The objective is to prevent uplift from the modules in the event of windy conditions....
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12/12/2017
  • Sunpreme
  Bifacial modules are like the sports cars of solar modules; they boast industry-leading efficiency breakthroughs while upholding unsurpassed aesthetic standards. Frameless bifacial modules showcase...
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11/19/2017
  • Solar Leads and Landing Pages
  In this article, Energy Circle’s paid search team researched and analyzed landing pages used in residential solar search engine marketing campaigns. Energy Circle is a marketing agency that works...
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11/19/2017
  • How Heat Affects Solar Panel Efficiency
  It may seem counter-intuitive, but solar panel efficiency is affected negatively by temperature increases.  Photovoltaic modules are tested at a temperature of 25 degrees C (STC) – about 77 degrees...
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11/8/2017
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ok here goes.  I have one 260 watt panel but with the pwm I am getting max of 115 wats and 8 amps.  Can I connect a second pwm charge controller to the same panel and the same battery bank to...
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10/22/2017
  • GS Battery Energy Storage
  CivicSolar does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax,...
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10/18/2017
  • Split cell technology
  In its most basic sense, split cell technology is a new cell architecture that increases voltage by halving the size of the silicon chips.   Split cell panels provide the following advantages:...
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10/18/2017
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Hi; My name is Nelson Santiago. I will like to know base on your expertise if what I have in mind is worth it and what materials I need to make it happen. As you may know in Puerto Rico we are having...
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10/16/2017

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