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Solar Pros and Cons of 2020

September 16, 2020

Solar is a groundbreaking energy solution for property owners of any kind, but like any energy decision, choosing to go solar has a variety of advantages and disadvantages you should keep in mind. Of all the common pros and cons that come with going solar, here are a few of the ones that always stand out: …

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How Solar Helps Your Business Move to “Net Zero” Emissions

September 2, 2020

Do you own a commercial building? Have you thought about shifting your business to net zero-emission? For those of you that do not know what net zero-emission is and how it can change your company, you have come to the right place. Net-zero can refer to commercial buildings, industrial buildings, and even residential homes that…

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Tips & Tricks on Solar Carport Structure Maintenance

August 5, 2020

Why do you need to clean your solar modules? Did you know you need to clean and maintain your solar carport structures and PV modules? Solar panels require very little maintenance. Generally, any failures that occur are related to electricity production or corrosion in the wires that tie your system to the inverter. Remember that…

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4 Questions to ask yourself when purchasing a Solar Structure

July 22, 2020

What is the goal of this structure?  There are many reasons why you want to go solar, whether your goals for going solar are economic, environmental, or personal, one of the most important factors of any solar project is the projected lifetime of a structure.  This can alter investment predictions, as well as system ROI…

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Everything you need to know about Tier 1 and Tier 2 structures, and how they affect your project!

July 7, 2020

Are you thinking about installing a carport? Are you having a hard time choosing a structured supplier? Do you know which structure type you need?  If you have been asking yourself these questions, then you have come to the right place! There are many factors to consider when purchasing a carport. Not only do you…

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Solar Builder Magazine Webinar Recap

June 30, 2020

Managing a project can be complicated, especially when multiple parties must work together. As each works on a project, they use different approaches that they are comfortable with to provide them with the results they want to achieve. This can make project collaboration between parties difficult due to differences in processes and methodologies. Project complications…

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Questions on Installation Processes?

June 23, 2020

Factors to consider when installing a carport  There are many factors to consider when installing a solar carport. The most important factors we think should be considered is the installation method, the speed of install, and the process of install. Each of these factors satisfies projects specific needs. Install Process: Staggered or Complete  Staggering an…

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The Cost of Corrosion

June 16, 2020

When installing a structure such as a solar carport, especially one viewed as an investment, one must always consider the associated costs projected over the lifetime of the structure.  One of the most important factors to consider when looking at a structure’s lifetime costs is corrosion.  Corrosion is constantly acting on a structure and is…

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What are the different types of PV Modules?

June 10, 2020

What is the PV Module?  A PV module is created by a series of connected solar cells that provide standard output power. The PV module is encapsulated with tempered glass or other transparent material on the front surface, and with a protective and waterproof material on the back. The edges are sealed for weatherproofing, and…

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Summing Up Structures

June 2, 2020

What is a solar carport? A solar carport does not widely differ from a conventional carport structure. It is essentially PV modules installed in place of standard roofing material, using a more substantial structure because it needs to support power generation equipment. This is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the solar industry due to…

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