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DIY Solar Setup
March 12, 2017

DIY Solar Setup

When you install solar panels, your home produces its own clean, zero-emissions electricity. If you’re DIY-minded, you can build your own solar power system. In some cases, you can even build your own solar panels, although the amount that you can effectively DIY home solar depends on how much you want to power. Learn How to Make Your Own Solar Panels Making…

Design Solar
September 30, 2014

Design Solar

PV101 is your gateway to a career in the solar industry. It all starts with the fundamentals, and a solid understanding of various components, system architectures, and applications for PV systems. Other topics include site analysis, system sizing, array configuration, and performance estimation; electrical design characteristics such as wiring, overcurrent protection…

Solar Pacific
October 15, 2014

Solar Pacific

Prewired Load Centers can simplify the installation making it easier than ever to provide solutions for virtually any residential power requirement. No extra charge for hugs. Yup, this central valley CA homeowner using our permit service, instructions and guidance with his brow sweat assembled this sweet Canadian Solar Enphase Energy micro-inverter kit. Looks…

Solar Devices for the Home
July 18, 2016

Solar Devices for the Home

Our smarter energy devices make it simple for your customers to control how much energy they use. In recognition of the way our smart tech innovations help transform people’s energy use habits and contribute to the fight against climate change, we received a 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. find out more Connected Energy Services Tempo is the first…

Solar for Household
October 19, 2015

Solar for Household

Determining how many solar panels you’ll need for your home means first knowing what your goals are. Do you want to minimize your carbon footprint? Maximize your return on investment? Save as much money as possible? Most people want to save as much money as possible while minimizing their impact on the environment. To calculate how many solar panels you need…

Solar for Residential
May 28, 2016

Solar for Residential

The past year has seen four major national solar brands surrender. Sungevity and SunEdison declared bankruptcy, NRG scaled back to focus exclusively on commercial and utility-scale solar, and SolarCity was brought under the Tesla umbrella. The retreat of these national players coincides with record growth and all-time highs across all sectors of the solar industry…

Affordable Solar
December 3, 2016

Affordable Solar

Image copyright Inventid A UK design consultancy has teamed up with a giant Chinese manufacturer to produce what they say is the world s most affordable solar lamp. Manchester-based firm Inventid designed the SM100 solar light, which retails for $5 (£3.85) in African countries. It was developed in collaboration with China s Yingli and charity Solar Aid. The hand-sized…

DIY Solar Mount
January 23, 2017

DIY Solar Mount

This section covers the thinking that went into the mount design, and the construction and installation of the PV panel mounts. The Mount Design The goals for the mount system were: - Strong enough to withstand very strong winds. Even though this is normally a low wind area, we do occasionally get storms with high winds. I did not want my PV panels to end up…

Solar Electricity Generation for Home
March 22, 2017

Solar Electricity Generation for Home

A small solar electric or photovoltaic (PV) system can be a reliable and pollution-free producer of electricity for your home or office. Small PV systems also provide a cost-effective power supply in locations where it is expensive or impossible to send electricity through conventional power lines. Because PV technologies use both direct and scattered sunlight…

Solar Electric Company
August 9, 2016

Solar Electric Company

Shopping for home solar can feel overwhelming because, at first glance, many companies look the same. How do you tell them apart and choose the right system and company for you? We put together a list of 10 questions to ask every solar company to help you make the best decision. Question #1: How accurate is your system design and quote? Why: The more accurately…

Solar Discount
November 25, 2016

Solar Discount

Have you come to this site seeking information About Solar Panels? Solar technology? Photovoltaics? (PDF) What follows is basic history about solar panels and information to help you know what solar panels to buy. Solar Panels: Harvesting the Energy from our Sun Virtually unlimited power is available from our nearest star, the Sun. In just one hour, our planet…

Top Solar Company in California
September 20, 2016

Top Solar Company in California

If you want to take a shower or wash dishes in East Porterville, California, you’ll probably have to use a bucket. The water stopped running in most houses over a year ago. But nearby, farmers are paying to get rid of around 300 billion gallons of water a year. The paradox is a result of a geological quirk of the area: Soil in the Central Valley is full of natural…

Southern California Solar Company
January 24, 2017

Southern California Solar Company

In 2003, as the United States waged war in Iraq tied to the Middle East’s oil supply, Sullivan was inspired to dedicate his career to break Southern California’s reliance on oil and other fossil fuels. Sullivan started his company at a time when he was one of only a handful of outfits installing solar power systems in San Diego, long before the “solar power boom”…

Solar Current for Home
October 26, 2016

Solar Current for Home

The California Energy Commission s New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) is part of the comprehensive statewide solar program, known as the California Solar Initiative. The NSHP provides financial incentives and other support to home builders, encouraging the construction of new, energy efficient solar homes that save homeowners money on their electric bills and…

What is Solar House?
June 11, 2017

What is Solar House?

Some of the most provocative testimony came from William Winpisinger, the President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers: We have a tremendous opportunity to dovetail the development of the new energy sources such as solar, cogeneration, biomass, small hydro, and wind with a national manpower policy and full employment program.We…

DIY off Grid
July 25, 2016

DIY off Grid

The first component we are going to wire is the Charge Controller.At the bottom of the Charge Controller there are 3 signs in my charge controller. The first one from the left is for the connection of the Solar Panel having positive (+) and negative (-) sign. The second one with plus (+) and minus (-) sign is for the Battery connection and the last one for the…

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