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Webinar: Roofing Codes for Solar Webinar: The latest code requirements for solar installations – August 25, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016 12:30pm EST/9:30am PST     As rooftop solar installations become more common, building departments, leasing companies, and Installers alike are seeking a better understanding of the code requirements for installing and waterproofing photovoltaic systems on the roof. It is imperative that both roofing code and electrical code requirements are clearly understood

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Webinar: Power Anytime: Adding Battery Backup Cost Effectively – August 24, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST     It’s no secret that adding battery backup systems to residential and small commercial PV systems can be cost prohibitive for most of your customers. Although prices are coming down, it can still be quite expensive. In cases where a battery backup system is either necessary or

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RPS update: Re-examining U.S. renewable portfolio standards

Renewable Portfolio standards have been around for more than 20 years, but are they still relevant? A recent webinar hosted by Vote Solar presented information from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to determine if RPS were “past their prime or primed for progress.”  Here is a summary of the information discussed. Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

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Webinar: Large wattage PV modules are here, is your microinverter solution ready? – August 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST     Increasingly more powerful modules and microinverters can work together to lower cost and increase production of your systems. What was state of the art yesterday is barely adequate today.  By attending this one hour webinar, find out how to capitalize on this constantly advancing technology. Attend

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Webinar: Solar Trends for 2016 – August 17, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST     EagleView surveyed over 200 professionals in the solar industry in both the residential and commercial sectors to learn what the future holds for solar and we want to share that information with you. We invite you to learn more on where solar businesses are seeing the

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Solar Speaks: NEXTracker Intersolar preview with CEO Dan Shugar

In this Solar Speaks podcast, NEXTracker CEO Dan Shugar discusses what he’s looking forward to seeing and doing at Intersolar North America, happening July 12 to 14 in San Francisco. Shugar also comments on the following subjects: NX Fusion, NEXTracker’s latest product for mid-sized projects What’s driving an industry trend toward 1,500-V equipment How NEXTracker

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Podcast: KACO gives an Ultraverter update

We spoke with Jon Bonanno, Ultraverter specialist at KACO new energy, to get an update on the system, which was released at SPI in 2014. You may have listened to our previous podcast on its debut. The Ultraverter is said to leverage the best of string and miroinverter technology so Jon tells us more about

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Solar Speaks: Jeff Spies discusses codes and standards impacting the rooftop solar market

In this Solar Speaks podcast, Jeff Spies, senior director of policy at Quick Mount PV and secretary at NABCEP, discusses the growing complexities of codes and standards in the rooftop solar market and how solar installation companies can address related issues. “Because the industry has grown so significantly, we’ve seen many building officials in the

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Contractors Corner: Passionate installer seeks out passionate solar customers

For 15 years, Southern Energy Management (SEM) has been passionately bringing solar to very appreciative customers in the Carolinas and Virginia. “I enjoy seeing people when they buy a solar system and you turn the switch on,” said SEM co-founder and president Bob Kingery. “It’s this thing that people wanted for a long time. They

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