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Inrush Current Causes Rapid Voltage Change - A barrier to widespread adoption of Distributed Energy Resources

The electric grid has long been recognized as an important engineering accomplishment, enabling modern services that range from life-saving water purification to lighting.  Modern conveniences are integrated so seamlessly into daily life...

Leveraging Aerial Imagery for Solar

Over the past few years, the use of technology in the solar installation workflow has absolutely exploded. Yet there’s one question I continue to hear time and again, one that stumps the most brilliant minds in the industry. “What’s the...

Strategies for Solar Success

In the blink of an eye, solar power has shifted from an emerging option for clean energy to an expectation. Solar readiness is an integral part of the journey to a better clean energy future. Although photovoltaic (PV) design is...

Tracking the Sun: Tilting solar carports

Solar tracking systems have been around for a while. They are used almost exclusively on ground mounts.  The biggest benefit of a solar tracking system is that it offers a significant boost in electricity production. Generally, a solar panel...

How Aerial Thermography Impacts Solar Farm Construction

The tens of thousands of solar panel installations in the United States can be grouped into two distinct types: utility scale and community solar. Utility scale solar farms refer to those massive areas of land where solar panels stretch across the...

“Made in the Shade” Why solar shading matters

For solar installers, shade is the leviathan they contend with every day. If the designer is using a single inverter, partial shading on a roof can reduce the output of the entire system. Because panels are strung together in series or...

Speed vs. Safety in Solar Installation… Must You Choose?

In today’s superheated clean energy industry, solar PV contractors across the country are feeling the need for speed. Current statistics show that solar accounted for 43 percent of new electricity generation in 2020, amounting to almost 20 GW of...

Why Solar Farms Aren't Turn-Key, and Why That’s Okay

Solar energy is expected to become an indispensable part of our energy supply as the United States is preparing to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy within the next few decades. Renewable energy goals include a 50-52 percent reduction...

Navigating Your Solar Cargo Through the Supply Chain

As of the first quarter of 2021, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, enough solar capacity had been installed in the US to power 18.6 million homes. With 102.8 GWdc active on the power grid and with another 160 GWdc...

Solar Safety Standards Pave the Way to a Low-Carbon Future

Businesses are steadily striving to become self-sufficient power producers that can generate, store, consume and even sell excess renewable energy back to their utility. However, these capabilities hinge on two layers of connectivity – connection...

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