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Enhance your racking and mounting expertise and learn from the industry's best at the 2017 Solar Mounting and Training Conference (SOMO).  This three-day conference is an opportunity to earn 100+...
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12/13/2016
  • N-type cells in Panasonic HIT 325W
The first solar cell fabricated by Bell Laboratories in 1954 was made of an n-type silicon wafer. Despite this head start, much of the research, development and technological advances in solar...
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12/12/2016
  • less grid-tied-only PV systems by describing the requirements of NEC 690.12
On January 1st, 2017 California will adopt NEC 2014 and by the end of 2017 most states will have adopted this code. Within this code cycle is the famous NEC 690.12, Rapid Shutdown of PV Systems on...
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12/12/2016
  • 1GW Ground-mounted Smart PV Plant in Ningxia, China
Although transformerless (TL) string inverters were established in the residential market, the advent of 20, 30 and 40+ kW sizes have allowed these versatile units to replace central inverters in...
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11/29/2016
  • JinkoSolar Plant
When selecting a module manufacturer for your bids and projects, there are many factors to consider. At CivicSolar, the most common considerations voiced by installers are bankability, reliability,...
Support Article
11/29/2016
  • QuickMount PV
As hardware costs continue to drop for residential PV systems, there is an increasing amount of pressure on soft costs. QuickMount PV’s Quick Rack, a rail-free racking solution, alleviates some of...
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11/14/2016
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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...
Support Question
11/14/2016
  • Canadian Solar install in NJ
As we approach the close of 2016, two trends have garnered enough interest in the minds of installers to become part of the national module discussion. The shift from polycrystalline to a more...
Support Article
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? 
Support Question
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! 
Support Question
11/9/2016
  • Meters hold the answer
We recently wrote on the abundant and diverse roles energy storage can play for residences, businesses, and the grid at-large. This article will function as an introduction to demand change...
Support Article
10/31/2016
  • S-5! PV Kit
S-5! has an extensive range of products for just about any metal roof type. With so many S-5! bracket and clamp models listed on the S-5! website, selecting the appropriate model can be daunting.  ...
Support Article
10/31/2016
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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...
Support Question
10/26/2016
  • Solar financing for churches
If you were a nonprofit and you Googled “solar for nonprofits”, very few solar installers would appear and the reason why is simple. Most installers don’t think nonprofit solar projects will pencil...
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10/20/2016
La creciente popularidad de los sistemas fotovoltaicos AC saca a la luz una sutil pero fundamental diferencia entre los dos tipos de inversores utilizados en esta arquitectura del sistema.  Para...
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10/18/2016
A recent Solar Market Intel Report conducted by EnergySage, the online marketplace for homeowners to explore and understand their options when shopping for solar, found that consumers have three...
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10/17/2016

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