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  • What it takes to be a Qualified Solar Installer

      In a recent post I wrote that an Electrician license alone – even a Master Electrician license – does not qualify you to design and install solar systems. I totally respect the fact that a Master license is a great achievement that requires significant experience and training, but it’s not solar specific....

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  • Solar Systems and Storage – What you need to know

    If there’s more common buzzword in the solar industry today than storage, I don’t know what it would be. As is the case with many terms in the solar world, storage can mean different things – depending on who’s using it. In its most basic use, storage means electric potential stored in a battery using Read...

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  • People keep asking about solar kits

      More and more solar “kits” are showing up at home improvement stores and on Internet web sites, and we regularly get questions about them. Here’s an example: We’re seeing a number of solar kits being offered for sale at the local home improvement stores at what look to be pretty good prices. Are these Read...

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  • Clarification from NABCEP

      In an earlier blog post, I referred to the relatively new NABCEP Associate program and called it an Associate Certification. Since then, I’ve received the following clarification from NABCEP: NABCEP’s Associate exams provide qualified applicants with a credential, not a certification. Unfortunately, while the...

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  • Why don’t more solar installers offer ground mounts?

    We do a lot of ground mount systems each year, and over the last year or so we did an even higher percentage than usual. The list below features a dozen recent ground mount systems – ten as part of battery backup (bimodal) systems. Ground mounts are a particularly good option for battery backup systems Read More

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