Monthly Archives: April 2010

Here comes the Sun: Review

Excellent overview of the “solar Miracle” that has occurred in Germany over the past 10 years. Included is an interview of the architect of the solar revolution in Germany. Very insightful and encouraging. They deal with issues as they currently … Continue reading

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Enphase System Installers Survey

Enphase recently tabulated the results of their first survey. This survey went out to installers who have installed at least one Enphase system. Newcomers and Veterans Agree on Enphase. Enphase has proven valuable to both solar first-timers and solar old-timers. … Continue reading

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Solar Decathalon 2009

These students from around the world did a great job using solar energy in their house designs. Some of them are unbelievable. Five of the teams (out of 20 total) used Enphase microinverters (in order to up the energy harvest … Continue reading

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TVA Green Power Switch Video (Commercial)

TVA talks with PV homeowners and business owners who have PV systems up in Middle Tennessee. (Some good looking systems!) Enjoy!

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TVA Green Power Switch Video (For our Local Friends)

Here is a video by TVA which explains the Green Power switch program (for those of you in the middle Tennessee area). It goes through the incentives and answers a lot of questions. Enjoy!

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Another MicroInverter installation!

This one was installed by professionals, but they used the enphase microinverters and were able to simplify the installation (he could have done it himself!). Keep Learning!

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Solar Energy is Powerful

Keep Learning! Randy

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How much Energy will this system produce?

Brilliant question. And one which requires a careful answer… It all depends! Some of the biggest confusion comes from Solar Installers overpromising on the energy production that a system will be able to produce. We want to be very careful … Continue reading

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Enphase Microinverters

These Microinverters rock. The game changers in the PV industry.

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How to Find a Local Electrician (To help you Install PV)

I have put together a mindmap which goes through the process of finding a local electrician. It is very specific on the steps that you need to cover as you contact electricians and what you must say to them as … Continue reading

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