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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.

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Four benefits of Panasonic’s Residential Solar Installer Program according to Elite installers

June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The pandemic this year has caused slower than usual residential solar sales but has also served as an opportunity to pause and evaluate business models. A lot of the focus on that front has been modernizing sales and design processes. A less discussed strategy for local solar installation companies toRead More

Cool idea: IMEON solar inverters can control Phillips Hue LED smart lights

Cool idea: IMEON solar inverters can control Phillips Hue LED smart lights

June 15, 2020 at 10:09 am 1 comment

IMEON ENERGY is a French manufacturer of solar hybrid inverters that also develops software solutions to reduce the cost of kWh generated by solar installations with storage. The idea is to make customers more conscious of energy autonomy. The company’s latest innovation in that realm is a neat concept: The “LED SmartRead More

Self-flashing mounts for solar PV systems explained

Self-flashing mounts for solar PV systems explained

June 10, 2020 at 12:02 pm 1 comment

“Self-flashing mounts” is perhaps a new term for the PV mounting industry. It is a unique concept, so let’s look at how it should be interpreted. Flashing defined Perhaps we begin by interpreting the word “flashing” from the IRC (International Residential Code): IRC R903.2 FLASHING Flashings shall be installed inRead More

New SolarEdge optimizers support higher wattage solar panels, more modules per optimizer

New SolarEdge optimizers support higher wattage solar panels, more modules per optimizer

June 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

SolarEdge is expanding its power optimizer portfolio with options to reduce install time (doing more with fewer components) and accomodate higher module powers. Here’s the details sent our way: • The new multi-input M1600 power optimizer for ground-mount installations has two MPP trackers, connected to four panels in multiples ofRead More

Sense Solar tracks solar production and energy use flowing between the home and electrical grid in real time and historically so that homeowners can get more from their solar investment.

Sense’s solar installer partner program is gaining traction during the pandemic

June 9, 2020 at 11:02 am 0 comments

Sense Home Energy Monitoring is gaining traction among solar contractors. More than 150 new solar installers have joined Sense’s Pro partner program over the past year, such as Solgen Power, Pure Energy, Zenernet Solar and Pro Bid Solar, to name a few. One reason is the pandemic, which has caused manyRead More

Panasonic bolsters EverVolt battery system by pairing with Span’s Smart Panel

Panasonic bolsters EverVolt battery system by pairing with Span’s Smart Panel

June 9, 2020 at 9:29 am 0 comments

Panasonic today announced a new strategic alliance with smart panel innovator Span, maker of the Span Smart Panel. You may remember it from this article in May: “Span raises $10.2 million in quest to reinvent the home electrical panel.” When paired with EverVolt, Panasonic’s residential home energy storage solution gives consumers more controlRead More

Residential BIPV in 2020: Solar shingles yield to roof-integrated innovation

Residential BIPV in 2020: Solar shingles yield to roof-integrated innovation

June 8, 2020 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

The integrated solar roof has long been a solar technology goal — combining solar power with a watertight roof covering — but the category (often seen as just “solar shingles”) is perceived as too expensive or too experimental compared to the cost of separately installing solar and a traditional roof usingRead More

Unirac’s SOLARMOUNT approved for installs by Miami-Dade County, Florida officials

Unirac’s SOLARMOUNT approved for installs by Miami-Dade County, Florida officials

June 8, 2020 at 11:18 am 0 comments

Unirac’s SOLARMOUNT PV Mounting system is the first solar racking product to receive a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) for construction in Miami-Dade County, Florida. With its provisions for High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) wind conditions, Miami-Dade has the most stringent building code requirements in the United States. The NOA (NOA No.Read More

Sunlight Financial eyes $2 billion in solar loans via Tech CU partnership

Sunlight Financial eyes $2 billion in solar loans via Tech CU partnership

June 4, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sunlight Financial, a leading fintech platform for point-of-sale financing, and Tech CU, a Silicon Valley-based credit union, today announced the expansion and extension of the nation’s longest and largest residential solar loan partnership. Tech CU committed to enabling more than 80,000 homeowners to go solar via Sunlight’s network of installersRead More

Check out this Net Zero home with a McElroy Metal roof, thin-film solar panels

Check out this Net Zero home with a McElroy Metal roof, thin-film solar panels

June 3, 2020 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

On a mission to construct a long-lasting, low-maintenance Net Zero post-frame home, Corbin Borkholder was careful about the products he selected, including a specific McElroy Metal roofing profile to host the solar laminate panels. Borkholder is a sales representative for Borkholder Buildings, a custom builder based in Nappanee, Ind., whereRead More