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January is Residential Solar Design Month

Here, residential solar installers will gain insight into the sales, design, installation and ongoing maintenance of residential solar projects.

Solar Distancing: Difference between grid-dependent solar and grid-connected solar with storage

Solar Distancing: Difference between grid-dependent solar and grid-connected solar with storage

March 30, 2020 at 7:26 pm 0 comments

What are the key differences between a grid-dependent solar system and a grid-connected system with storage? Which provides backup? And what does it mean for a system to be “flexible?” We are joined by Brian Lawrence, North American Sales Manager for Outback Power to answer those questions. Solar Distancing archiveRead More

High-efficiency solar installation photo, courtesy of Solaria and Solar Rising.

Series-parallel impact: Measuring the superior shade tolerance of Solaria PowerXT solar PV panels

March 30, 2020 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

Solaria’s PowerXT panels are among the most technologically advanced residential solar panels. Key to its performance is its unique series-parallel cell interconnection structure, which can mitigate power loss in common shading conditions. The company went in-depth on the topic recently, publishing the results of internal shade tolerance testing it conductedRead More

COVID-19 response: Suntuity Solar launches Affiliate Marketer program for people in need of a second income stream

COVID-19 response: Suntuity Solar launches Affiliate Marketer program for people in need of a second income stream

March 30, 2020 at 10:21 am 0 comments

Suntuity Solar, the residential solar division of the Suntuity Group of company with its U.S. headquarters in New Jersey, has been proactive with new ideas to help their community and to try and spur new business in this time of crisis. On the heels of this call center and fleetRead More

Fourth Wave Energy acquired by Pierre Corp., will be expanding its net-zero, geo-solar construction services

Fourth Wave Energy acquired by Pierre Corp., will be expanding its net-zero, geo-solar construction services

March 30, 2020 at 10:02 am 0 comments

Pierre Corp., a California-based publicly traded company has acquired 100 percent of Fourth Wave Energy (FWE) of Colorado in an all-stock transaction. FWE is a geo/solar climate change solutions company founded and managed by a team of leading Colorado and Silicon Valley alternative energy engineers, executives, and financial professionals. TheRead More

Generac debuts an automatic transfer switch with home energy monitoring built in

Generac debuts an automatic transfer switch with home energy monitoring built in

March 27, 2020 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

Power outages from coast to coast have created a growing demand for home standby generators. With electric utility bills also on the rise, Generac Power Systems is answering the challenge of protecting homes from outages while also protecting bank accounts with a new energy-monitoring PWRview Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS). WithRead More

Solar Distancing, ep. 5: Basics of battery recycling

Solar Distancing, ep. 5: Basics of battery recycling

March 27, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Eric Hill, energy storage and systems manager at Outback Power, joins us again to discuss what to do with batteries when they have reached end of life. Can you recycle them? Which kinds? And how do you go about doing that? Solar Distancing archive Episode 4: Battery charging and monitoringRead More

COVID-19 response: Stellar Solar gets super creative with this restaurant referral program

COVID-19 response: Stellar Solar gets super creative with this restaurant referral program

March 26, 2020 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

Stellar Solar, one of San Diego’s most experienced residential and commercial installers since 1998, has launched a super cool lead-generating marketing program that’s also designed to help San Diego County restaurants generate extra revenue — a mutually beneficial concept to help both small businesses during these difficult times. The programRead More

Emptying our coronavirus notebook: Solar ITC update, industry concerns and practical steps from here for installers, developers

Emptying our coronavirus notebook: Solar ITC update, industry concerns and practical steps from here for installers, developers

March 25, 2020 at 3:20 pm 0 comments

Sheesh. The COVID-19 pandemic has left little time for the Solar Builder editorial staff (me) to keep up with and report on solar industry fallout and impacts while also keeping the rest of our editorial plans on the tracks (from home, of course) and launching a wacky new video idea.Read More

Solar Distancing, ep. 3: How to size a battery bank for your solar PV system

Solar Distancing, ep. 3: How to size a battery bank for your solar PV system

March 25, 2020 at 9:08 am 0 comments

We chat with Eric Hill, energy storage and systems manager at Outback Power, about why sizing your home’s energy storage system properly is important, and then we get a quick lesson on how to size a system correctly. Solar Distancing archive Episode 2: What should solar installers work on duringRead More

Solar Distancing, ep. 2: What should solar installers work on during this down time?

Solar Distancing, ep. 2: What should solar installers work on during this down time?

March 24, 2020 at 8:27 am 0 comments

Solar businesses, like all businesses, are having a rough go of it because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this forced down period, it might be time to review your sales and marketing efforts. Andrew Azure, senior marketing and communications director for Outback Power, joins us to discuss some of hisRead More