May 2015

solar ppa

5-28-2015 What Is a Solar PPA And How Does It Work?

When talking about solar financing, the solar power purchase agreement (solar PPA) is often overlooked in favor of solar loans or leases. However, there are some benefits to the solar PPA, a rarely-discussed solar financing arrangement. How a Solar PPA Works It all starts with a homeowner...

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inverter, streetlights

5-24-2015 A Closer Look at Solar Inverters

One component that all solar systems must include is a solar inverter. It’s what makes the electricity that the system produces useable. Solar panels convert the sun’s energy into Direct Current (DC) electricity. The problem is that the American power grid uses Alternating Current (AC)...

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5-19-2015 GreenLancer Works Hard, Plays Hard

Most of us have heard that a company can increase its productivity by encouraging its employees to enjoy a break or two during the work day. This helps prevent burnout and keeps employees feeling more relaxed. However, few companies really stand by this principle and help...

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solar system configurations

5-17-2015 Solar System Configurations: A Rundown

Despite the overwhelming prevalence of grid-tied solar systems in the US, it’s not the only solar system configuration available. There are three solar system configurations that homeowners can choose from when deciding to go solar. They are: grid-tied, off-grid, and hybrid. Grid-Tied Grid-tied solar systems are the...

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experimental uses for solar energy

5-14-2015 Three Experimental Uses for Solar Energy

Rooftop solar is becoming a mainstream practice, which is great. However, we shouldn’t just stop with rooftop solar. There are plenty of different ways we can use solar energy to power other aspects of our lives. Scientists are busy researching and experimenting with the latest solar...

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