Shading Losses for PV Systems, and Techniques to Mitigate Them

Shading Effects on PV Output
THIS ARTICLE WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON AURORA SOLAR’S BLOG
Since PV systems generate electricity based on the amount of sunlight they are receiving, it makes sense that when a shadow is cast on a panel, from either a passing cloud or nearby tree, the power output decreases. However, the decrease in power […]

Site Assessment for Solar Hot Water Heating Systems

Without a proper site assessment, you may be putting your solar thermal system at risk for poor performance…

This piece originally appeared in Home Power Magazine | Vaughan Woodruff, 2/2014
It is a fairly common occurrence for a solar professional to hear from a potential client, “We get tons of sun,” or “Our roof faces due south,” and then […]

Monetizing the Federal ITC For Your Business

If you are taking your business solar, it’s important to understand the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC).
Wunder Capital has designed this guide to help answer your questions about the Federal ITC and walk you through the process of how it can be monetized. Download the free PDF and learn more about:

Eligibility
The federal ITC/incentives
PV system depreciation
MACRS
Unused […]

Solar PV Storm and AC vs. DC Safety Considerations

On the Solar PV Installer Boot Camp Training + NABCEP Entry Level Exam Prep discussion board…
Student 1: Fred, what is the standard for lightning protection systems? The book touches this topic briefly. Is it the norm to have lightning protection? Do you install lightning protection on systems you install? There are many homes in my area in […]

The Top Challenges with Technical Qualification for Commercial Solar Projects

This article will provide a snapshot of the current technical challenges that engineers and project managers face with the technical qualification of solar projects.
Project qualification is a critical part of the commercial solar sales process. It’s where sales, technical skills, and finance all overlap. From the investor due diligence perspective, there are a number of key […]