How many solar panels do I need to power my home?

When people first consider the idea of going solar, one of the very first questions that comes to mind is “how many solar panels do I need to power my home?” Though the only accurate and reliable way to size a solar system is based on your personal energy usage, we understand not everyone has … Continued

What is Voltage Drop? Wiring Your Solar System to Maximize Efficiency

What is Voltage Drop? When current moves through an electrical circuit, a small amount of voltage is lost due to resistance in the wires. This concept, known as voltage drop, leads to a slight production loss from your solar array. Voltage drop is more pronounced over longer distances. A longer wiring run introduces more resistance … Continued

Why You Should Oversize Your PV Array By 10-20%

Welcome to our solar tech tips series! In this article, we’re going to take a look at a concept that can create a lot of confusion during the system design process: oversizing your PV array for your inverter. First, the basics: solar panels and inverters both have a wattage rating. For example, a 315W solar … Continued

How to Size a Solar System: A Step-By-Step Walkthrough

Once you have determined that a grid-tie solar system is the best option for your home, we want to help you size the system correctly. This article will teach you how to size a solar system that covers your energy use patterns, without over-sizing your PV array. The process for sizing off-grid solar systems is … Continued

How to Size an Off-Grid Solar System

Renewable energy sources like solar and wind are ideal for powering equipment in remote locations. In this article, we’ll outline a step-by-step process for sizing an off-grid solar system so you can generate electricity even when you’re miles from the nearest power line. These types of systems power off-grid homes, as well as a variety … Continued