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Building Integrated Photovoltaics | BIPV Solar 

The field of photovoltaics, or PV, has exploded in the past few years. From rooftop systems to utility-scale projects, solar energy is increasingly becoming a common source of electricity for homes and businesses across the country. But what is BIPV, and how does it work? Photovoltaics ( PV ) is a method of generating electricity […]

Does My Roof Need Replacement Before Installing Solar Panels? 

Whether your roof needs to be replaced will depend on its age and condition. You can check for signs without climbing a ladder, including leaks in the attic and walls, mildew, and dark, “dirty” spots on the roof. If you’re nearing the point of replacement, you should get this work done before installing solar panels. […]

Protecting your Solar PV System from Damage

As solar energy continues to gain popularity, many homeowners are opting for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional power sources. However, the investment in a PV system is substantial and maintaining it well over time can be critical for its optimal performance. The same exposure to sunlight that powers a PV […]

LiFePO4 Batteries Vs. LiFeMnPO4 and Other Batteries

LiFePO4 Batteries Vs. LiFeMnPO4 and Other Batteries If you’re building a solar PV system and wondering whether a LiFePO4 or a LiFeMnPO4 battery is the best choice, this article will help you understand both types of batteries and why they’re different. Also, find out if you should use a 12, 24 or 48 Volt lithium […]

Adding a battery to your solar PV system

As electricity prices continue to rise, the demand for alternative sources of energy continues to increase. If you are looking for help with selection of a solar installer, see our recent article. Of all the available options, solar power has become one of the most popular choices. With technological advancements making it more affordable and […]

2023 Solar Guide

Do you need information on home solar products, pricing, or processes? Here is where you can find the answers. Discover all you need to know about home solar power. Explore the inner workings of solar products, uncover the essential requirements for their installation and operation, and delve into the fascinating economic and practical aspects of embarking on […]

A Deep Dive into BPI Certification

As the world continues to be more cognizant of environmental concerns, the construction industry is feeling an increasing pressure to improve its efforts in sustainability. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is a well-known standard for assessing sustainable building design, but another lesser-known certification exists that focuses on energy efficiency: Building Performance Institute (BPI) […]

Biden’s Emergency Order for Solar Production: Analysis

On June 6, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden invoked the defence act to increase solar panel manufacturing.  Our call for action, earlier this year has been answered, read our article here.The defence act has rarely been used in the modern era and the last time was during Donald Trump’s presidency to produce more masks and […]

Hazardous Chemicals in Solar Panels

Solar panels may be an attractive selection for clean energy, but they nurture their share of hazardous chemicals.  The risk of exposure to these chemicals is much less than the risk of exposure in nuclear power generation or even the hazards or environmental impact associated with hydroelectric dam power generation.  Modern solar panels are designed […]

A Call on Governments for More Solar PV Implementation

The future of solar is continued growth, improved technology and lower implementation costs.  Don’t let the prospect of net metering ending stop you from going ahead with an install.  In view, the tariffs simply promote better technology, including BIPV and significantly increased PV system efficiency.  This post is a call on governments to invite more […]

How is Solar Energy Captured?

Solar energy is made up of photons. A photon is a particle that consists of electromagnetic radiation such as light. Sunlight and the photons of which it is comprised will outlast human life on Earth. It will be around a great deal longer than oil, gas, or coal. According to current estimates, it’s unlikely to […]

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