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December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Solar FAQ: Debunking Solar Energy Myths

  • July 25th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Frequently asked questions about rooftop solar energy 

Question: If the sun is not out, will I have no power?

The primary requirement for a solar PV system to work is UV light. Direct light works best, but solar modules can still operate with indirect light. Clouds and rain are not opaque barriers through which light cannot get through, meaning sunlight can reflect or partially break through the clouds and reach the rooftop solar energy system. Solar systems are able to operate at night and at other times when the sun is not directly shining on the solar modules because the system harvests and stores unused energy for future use. Read the rest of this entry »

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Solar FAQ: What You Need to Know About Solar Energy

  • July 18th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

Frequently asked questions about residential solar

Question: Is solar energy even relevant?

Absolutely! And now more than ever. With the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement, hundreds of countries around the world have committed to reducing their carbon emission output. Solar plays a big role in these reduction goals by swapping sources of carbon-emitting energy like coal and other fossil fuels, which contribute to the warming of the planet, with sources of non-carbon emitting energy. Because solar photovoltaic (PV) systems do not emit carbon pollution, they are a great option for meeting our world’s renewable energy goals. Read the rest of this entry »

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

How to Find the Right Solar Partners

  • July 10th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

solar power system installation

As the solar industry continues to grow, so do the number of solar companies and installers. You might be looking at your options wondering “how do I choose the right partners?” The good news is you’re asking the right question. Your solar team should be just that—a partnership. Going solar is a big decision, and like any major-league life change, you want the right team at your side. Here are a few tips for selecting the best players for your solar team. Read the rest of this entry »

August 9, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

Infographic: What You Need to Know Before Getting Rooftop Solar

  • July 6th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

 

what  you need to know before getting rooftop solar

December 22, 2016 RBI Solar Inc

PV System Inverter and Balance of System Solar Mounting Options

  • June 14th, 2016
  • Alicia Auhagen

solar inverter and BOS mounting options

When it comes to safe and efficient solar PV systems, having the proper balance of system (BOS) is critical. BOS includes components like the solar mounting system, solar inverters, and wiring. Choosing the right location for posts and other BOS parts can help save time, increase installation efficiency, and reduce the overall cost of your PV system.

Because engineering requirements restrict trenching and excavation within 3 feet of a structural post without the proper replacement and compaction of original soil material, RBI Solar offers multiple options for mounting inverters and BOS components that alleviate this concern. Read the rest of this entry »