WIRE MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES

Wire Management is a vital part of every residential solar photovoltaic (PV) Installation. It is the foundation of efficiency, good production, and safe operation of the array. PV systems are complex, the environment is harsh, and installation can be difficult. As a result, getting wire management right is not always easy, but with quality equipment […]

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ASCE 7-16 AFFECTS ALMOST EVERY SOLAR PROJECT — WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW

*Wind map images used with the permission of the Applied Technology Council (ATC) After years in the making, The American Society of Civil Engineers’ latest set of guidelines, ASCE/SEI 7-16, has now taken effect. These guidelines set forth a number of changes which contractors should take into account when designing and installing residential and commercial […]

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Seismic Guidelines for PV Installations

Written by Anne Fischer The Los Angeles Community College System in California (US) was all set to go with a huge solar installation, but the designs were scrapped because the arrays were going to be built above seismic faults. The problem may not have been that installing solar equipment in seismic areas is inherently life […]

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