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Solar Panels: Are They for You?

Solar has become part of the climate change discussion which is  a real, present danger, as evidenced by the major shifts in temperature and weather all over our planet. Although it is too late to stop it now, it is possible to keep things for getting worse. One major...

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Grid Tied Solar Systems

In order to understand what a grid-tied solar system is, you need a basic understanding of what an electrical grid is. In simple terms, an electrical grid is a network of power lines that connect the people who use electrical energy and those who produce electrical...

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Read This Before You Build DIY Solar Panels

It you are keen to create your own Solar Energy House you may well have considered DIY solar panels. Well, while I applaud your desire to have a solar energy house, let me warn you that you will not save money by making your own DIY solar panels. Lets take a look at...

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Calculating Solar Energy Consumption

If you are interested in the idea of using free, environmental friendly energy to power your household, and you want to have a solar panel array installed, one of the most basic requirements you need to keep track of is the number of solar panels that you need. There...

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Using Batteries for Backup

Recently, a high-profile supplier of battery packs to the solar industry announced that it was discontinuing its plans for a 10kWh battery backup. It’s a good time to visit the question of what backup is and whether batteries are the way to best meet a homeowner’s...

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FEMA Recommends Microinverters

In the wake of recent Hurricanes like Irma and Maria, FEMA has released a new report to help homeowners and solar professionals protect their solar systems from high velocity winds. The official report, titled Rooftop Solar Panel Attachment: Design, Installation, and...

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The Ever Evolving Energy Marketplace

Today’s energy marketplace is complicated. But before solar came along, it was pretty straightforward: your home was a “buyer” of energy, and your local utilities company was the “seller.” When your home needed energy for an activity, like running the dish washer, it...

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Enphase Partners with Panasonic

Enphase has partnered with Panasonic Eco Solutions of North America to release the Panasonic AC Series Photovoltaic (PV) HIT® N330E AC Module with integrated Enphase IQ 7X™ Microinverter, which will be available to installers in late March. Panasonic's N330E HIT® AC...

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