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  • Deck Monitoring Online Energy Management
One of the most enjoyable aspects of having a solar PV system is tracking how much energy the system has generated over time. There are many pv monitoring options available in the market, but in all...
Support Article
11/8/2010
  • Mounting Solar Modules and Estimating Parts
Some of the most important questions for most installers and DIY solar enthusiasts concern mounting solar panels. There are many high quality mounting solutions on the market such Unirac, IronRidge,...
Support Article
7/27/2010
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Cannot find a isolated inverter around 3.6k The wires at modules are not PV wire, so cannot use any TL version...
Support Question
3/21/2015
  • Home Solar Panel charge controller and inverter
Dave shares his experience with solar through this video. His cabin system is powered by two 80 watts solar panels, via a Blue Sky 2012i charge controller; this system charges a 12 V battery pack. He...
Support Article
7/23/2010
  • Standing Seam Metal Solar Roofing Application
I rebuilt my roof for 150 MPH winds, or for the zombie-near miss tornado.  It is 22 gauge steel, white color with 85% reflectance.  The seam is H150, 1.5" tall seam, folded over.  The hold down clips...
Support Article
7/6/2011
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Here are the options I am considering:Option 1 - Minimize all leads both positive and negative to combiner box.Option 2 - Minimize only the positive leadsOption 3 - Organize panels into groups so...
Support Question
11/10/2011
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Here, near Olympia, WA, it is mostly cloudy during winter.  I understand that it is impossible to know how much light there is and how much overcast the sky is.  I am just looking for ball park...
Support Question
8/27/2012
  • Solar Shading, Free solar module Sketchup drawings, PV shading, self-shading
Many people are users of Google's 3D drawing tool, Sketchup. What many solar designers don't know is that Sketchup can be used to draw a solar array, place it in a specific geographic location and...
Support Article
11/30/2010
  • Choose String Inverters Utilizing Sizing Tools
Most home-owners and installers start designing (or defining) their solar PV systems by measuring their roofs and finding out the available space for the solar modules. They've already determined...
Support Article
9/29/2010
  • Solar Arrays and Lightning Protection
Photovoltaic arrays are typically installed on rooftops, near power transmission lines, constructed of aluminum frames, and must be free from objects that shade them. Optimum exposure to sunlight...
Support Article
9/12/2011
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Hey,  My friend from France told me about white tags for renewable energy. Can you tell me more about it and is there anything similar in the US?
Support Question
2/25/2011
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My pole barn roof is made of steel panels very similar to these: click here. They are supported by 2x4 purlins on 24 inch centes. What is the recommended Unirac (or other brand) mounting system for...
Support Question
5/2/2011
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I have heard a lot about the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program here in California but I really don't know how it is going to work, how to apply to it or which counties and cities are...
Support Question
3/31/2010
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I'm installing 68 modules as 4 strings of 17 with Enphase M215s. My 200 amp service panel does not have any more spaces. Do I need to upgrade my service panel or is there another way to add to the...
Support Question
11/10/2014

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