Category: Learn Solar Products

3 Main Types of Inverters: Function and Ideal Solar Application

Inverters

When looking for a solar inverter, there are three inverter waveform options. These include sine wave, otherwise known as a pure or true wave, modified sine wave and square wave. Most experts recommend using a pure sine wave for solar applications. Discover why in this blog post. This post goes over each waveform so you […]

Why Lithium-Ion Solar Batteries Are Best

Battery Backup

Many homeowners are interested in adding battery backup to their solar installation. Battery backup brings peace of mind for potential power outages or grid failures. They can power your home during bad weather or at night, giving you complete independence from the grid. However, trying to figure out what battery type is best for your home […]

Home Generators vs Solar Batteries

Battery Backup

More homeowners are shopping for home generators or solar battery-backup systems amid a rise in severe storms, power outages, and grid shutdowns. In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, emergency preparedness has become top-of-mind for both normal homeowners and solar-powered homeowners alike. Home generators powered by diesel fuel, propane, or natural gas can keep refrigerated food from […]

Will Solar Batteries Continue Working During Long Outages?

Battery Backup

Will solar batteries continue working during prolonged outages? The short answer: it depends. The capacity of the solar battery and a homeowner’s electricity needs determine a battery’s staying power. In any case, investing in a solar battery means less reliance on the grid. Why Solar Homes Need Battery Backup During a power outage, the electrical […]

Critter Guards for Your Solar Panels

Add Ons & Supporting Products

Home solar panels typically are mounted only a few inches from the roof. While this gap allows air to circulate under the panels to prevent the array from overheating, it also can attract pesky critters. Do You Need a Critter Guard? Critter guards are not essential, but they have proven helpful in protecting homeowners’ solar […]

Overcoming DC Optimization Challenges

Inverters

Solar panels produce direct current (DC) electricity from the sun, but homes in the United States don’t run on DC; they run on alternating current (AC). To power a home, DC needs to invert to AC power. The inverter is the part of the solar equipment that completes this function. Why String Inverters Need Optimization If […]

Why COVID-19 is Turning Homeowners to Solar Energy

Emergency Preparedness

Although COVID-19 has negatively impacted the global economic climate since March this year, the downturn has not gone without its valuable lessons. At the very least, this pandemic has made it clear which forms of energy will sustain our future. With the uncertainty COVID-19 and future pandemics bring to our energy infrastructure, homeowners are in a […]

Benefits of Portable Panels and Batteries

Battery Backup

A home already powered by residential solar may not seem like it needs to add portable solar panels to the mix. However, portable panels complement standard home solar arrays quite well. While residential solar provides the electricity needed to power homes, portable solar panels mobilize the scale of solar’s potential, prolonging the life of portable […]

Monofacial Versus Bifacial Monocrystalline Panels

Panels

Solar panels determine how much energy a solar array absorbs. A solar panel rated for 200 watts can’t produce more than 200 watts of electricity per hour. As time has progressed, solar panels have become more robust. The average electrical output of solar panels ranges between 250 and 400 watts. These solar panels have an […]

From Smart Homes to Smart Businesses: Solar’s Part

Commercial Solar Products

The transition to the smart home has increased awareness and triggered a shift in businesses. Electricity has become an essential part of everyday life. Businesses without electricity to power data centers, cloud computing and everything in-between become powerless, making a reliable electricity supply critical. Historically, environmentally friendly upgrades have proven unprofitable. However, solar power can […]

Why Emergency Prep Isn’t Just for Preppers: 7 Must-Have Items

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparation often has a connection with the zealous prepper who hoards rolls of toilet paper and water to outlast the next zombie apocalypse. While having fuel, food, and water for the next 10 years is a stretch for most, the government does recommend storing at least three days of essentials for an emergency.  An emergency […]

Finding Hope During COVID-19 With Solar

Emergency Preparedness

With the chaos that has ensued as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, it may be hard to find the light at the end of this seemingly long, dark tunnel. However, it’s only fitting that as a solar company, we can tell you there is light brought to the world’s future by the potential of […]

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