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  • 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
  • Solar PV is very popular across the Hawaiian Islands
As solar incentives and net metering policy continue to evolve across the country discussion has, for the most part, centered on the value of solar to the grid and to society. While establishing...
Support Article
1/27/2016
  • Deka has a wide offering of solar batteries
  Types of Lead Acid Batteries (Wet / AGM / Gel)   Wet (aka Flooded)   Wet batteries are generally less expensive than the two other main types, AGM and Gel. A well-maintained wet battery...
Support Article
1/27/2016
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When using 2 strings in a combiner, why would one string voltage measure about 1/2 when one string fuse is blown?
Support Question
1/25/2016
  • Residential market share
The majority of residential solar installations in the US fall into two buckets, direct and third-party ownership.  A PV system is considered direct ownership if the homeowner owns the equipment...
Support Article
1/18/2016
  • Gatorshield Logo
IronRidge has approved the use of a new structural tube for use with their Ground Mount system.  Allied Tube and Conduit’s Gatorshield tubing is now an alternative to the standard Schedule 40 steel...
Support Article
1/18/2016
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I have a MPPT controller that I bought. It is the Techluck system (see on YouTube). I wish to buy 750 watts of panels to connect to the electric water heater. What would be the best panel choice for...
Support Question
1/14/2016

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