Net Metering: A consumer incentive that poses potential problems for utilities

Posted 07.26.2016 in Articles by Editor

For residential solar systems, the majority of power is produced when people are not home to use it. From approximately 11 am – to 3 pm daylight savings time, the photovoltaic (PV) panels mounted on homes are producing their highest output. This middle-of-the-day time period is usually the time most people are out of the house and don't use a lot of energy. So when the system is producing the maximum output, customers aren't able to take advantage of the available production.

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Stationary Storage: Time shifting solar energy to meet peak demand

Posted 05.23.2016 in Articles by Editor

Like all product purchase decisions, the higher initial costs for a quality product may be offset by lower operating costs or longer life, so be careful to calculate and discuss total cost of ownership with your system designer



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Solar Power 101

Posted 04.28.2016 in Articles by Editor

Having a powerplant in your house that can produce all the energy you need was once the stuff of science fiction. Today, the technology does exist that can create power without consuming any fossil fuel, is totally silent, has no moving parts, requires no maintenance (barring an occasional rain shower that washes of dust and pollen), and lasts more than 30 years. Even more intriguing, this residential powerplant technology produces its energy directly from the sun. By using the sun's energy, you can power all the electric modern conveniences from computers to entertainment devices to kitchen appliances to even your electric car.

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