Installer Support

  • 76.5kW Whitworth Aquatics Array
By Chris Doyle, Chief Commercial Officer, Dividend Solar. Originally published in Solar Power World April 28th, 2016 NREL’s Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) working group recently released...
Support Article
5/2/2016
  • Yaskawa - Solectria TL String Inverters
In 2015, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Yaskawa – Solectria Solar’s parent company, celebrated their 100th anniversary. To us at CivicSolar and to solar installers across the U.S., Yaskawa - Solectria...
Support Article
5/2/2016
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I've recently determined that I need to use #2 gauge copper wire. I've been looking at THWN, and I'm curious what the equivalent aluminum wire would be. I'd be very interested if you know of any...
Support Question
4/30/2016
  • Solar Under a Buck
    Earlier this year CivicSolar launched a promotion entitled Solar Under a Buck to much fan fair. It has a tongue and cheek description of our new commercial solar offering, a complete solar...
Support Article
4/18/2016
  • Combiner Box for Solar Panels
  Let’s assume we have a system with three of the following panels on a single series string:   Canadian Solar CS6P-255P 255W Poly Solar Panel   Panel Electrical Characteristics:...
Support Article
4/15/2016
  • AET Pile Driven Ground Mount
Ground mounted solar arrays range in size from small residential <10 kW arrays to large utility solutions upwards of 1 MW and beyond. Within that range, there are many, many racking options...
Support Article
4/4/2016
  • Huawei String Tls
  Although Tls found their start in the residential market, the advent of 20, 30 and 40+kW sizes has allowed these versatile units to replace the need for central inverters in commercial and...
Support Article
4/4/2016
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I'm curious how various types of mounting methods impact the performance of solar panels.  
Support Question
4/2/2016
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I saw Jinko Solar modules in your Solar Under a Buck email, but I'm not familiar with Jinko. Can you tell me more about the brand?
Support Question
3/25/2016
  • Ballasted solar array
This evolving picture routinely delivers a combination of encouraging and sometimes disheartening developments.  While the industry rejoiced with the extension of the federal Investment Tax Credit...
Support Article
3/21/2016
  • 800RE EnergyCell 48V 672Ah AGM Battery System
    1) How often do I need to charge or "top off" my lead-acid batteries?   Maintaining your batteries is the key ingredient to ensuring that your battery bank reaches its designed life...
Support Article
3/9/2016
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I hear I can plug devices directly into the inverter, is this true?
Support Question
2/28/2016
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Can I use a Canadian Solar 310W panel with 3 Busbars on the same string as a Canadian Solar 310W panel with 4 Busbars? 
Support Question
2/22/2016
  • Solar panels varry in wattage
It is a common question we hear often at CivicSolar.  A customer has an assortment of modules they want to install in the same system.  They have a stockpile on hand that they want to put to good...
Support Article
2/11/2016
  • Solar Financing For Homeowners
  As we have touched upon in past articles, the falling cost of solar is driving the revival of direct system ownership, and for good reason.  Lenders of solar loans include traditional community...
Support Article
2/11/2016
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I've heard you shouldn't use 72 cell panels for residential jobs, only commercial.  Is this true?
Support Question
2/10/2016

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