We typically use solar panels manufactured from a variety of countries, including the U.S., Germany, China, and Korea. Regardless of their country of origin, we only ever use solar panels made by the most reputable Tier 1 manufacturers. If domestic sourcing is important to your business, you can specifically request that we install solar panels made in the U.S.
Where are inverters installed?
Inverters must be installed near the electrical box on a cement pad. Depending on the installation, however, they can be installed inside or outside the building.
What is an inverter?
An inverter is an electronic device that converts electricity from direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). Solar panels generate electricity in DC, but homes and businesses generally run on AC, which is the type power plants generate and distribute. The inverters in a solar PV system transform the electricity created by the PV panels into a more usable form.
Do solar panels need to be cleaned, and if so, how often?
In order to achieve maximum efficiency, it’s important to regularly clean and maintain your solar panels. We can help you keep your array operating at optimal capacity.
How do solar panels attach to my roof?
Depending on the structure of your roof, there are a few different mounting options. Our design specialists will work with you during the feasibility assessment and design stages to select the mounting hardware that makes the most sense for your system.
How much do solar panels weigh?
Most solar panels weigh about 40 pounds That means, for pitched roofs, solar panels add about 2.8 pounds per square foot. For flat roofs, they add about five pounds per square foot.
How big are solar panels?
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels range in size. The panels we typically use are approximately 3’x5′ and 1.5″ thick.