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I have a difficult question. A potential client lives adjacent to a golf course and is subject to occasional errant shots. The north facing roof is in direct line of sight of the tee box, but the...
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3/29/2010
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Anybody know any reliable firms engaged in production modeling?
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3/24/2010
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I am putting together a solar installation design for a multi-family building.   How do you let two units that have two service points from the grid share a single system?  How do you enable both...
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3/15/2010
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I am working on sizing a solar power system for a residential customer.  How do you calculate how many panels for a system?  How do you determine how large of a system to install given their...
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3/5/2010
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What is the difference between a bypass diode, a blocking diode and an isolation diode? 
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3/2/2010
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The solar modules for my current installation are not performing at the output that I was expecting when I designed the system.   What are the key variables that could be causing this problem?  
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3/1/2010
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I notice some inverter specifications show AC nominal voltage as a single number, such as 208 V or 240 V, etc? And some show nominal voltage as a range such as 183 - 229 @ 208 V 211 - 264 @ 240 V 244...
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3/1/2010
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I noticed on solar panel data sheets they often refer to STC.  What does it stand for?
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2/24/2010
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I have a few extra solar panels from another project that are the same STC name plate rating as the modules for my current job but are from a different manufacturer.  What will happen if I string...
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2/22/2010
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      I am trying to figure out if I need to run bare copper wire through a gounding lug attached to every panel in my solar array as well as use grounding brackets in order to pass my permit for my...
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2/21/2010
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Can anyone explain what shading is? Is it the placement of the panels relative to the sun?
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2/19/2010
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I am a solar installer and my customers are asking me what forms they should use to file their Incentive Tax Credit (ITC) for their solar installation that was installed last year.   What forms...
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2/19/2010
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I am working on my permits for my solar installation.  Does anyone know where I can get either a sample of three line drawings, a template for three line drawings that I can simply adjust?  Thanks.
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2/18/2010
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I am trying to figure out where to mount my solar panels and I am concerned about the shading issues. How do I determine the year round sun and shade analysis for a site?
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2/15/2010
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I am planning a solar array for my house, is there are rule of thumb to calculate the actual out-put of my new system?
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2/15/2010
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I am trying to figure out the optimal direction for my panels given that I have some shading issues true South. Any thoughts?
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2/15/2010

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