Why Two Solar Systems with Identical Equipment can’t be Compared

Posted by YES on February 27, 2020 in Design Installs Solar Solar Inverters Solar Monitoring Solar Panels Support 1 Comment

Two neighbors can get solar systems with identical equipment installed. However, how much actual electricity their respective systems produce can differ. As an example, we recently installed rooftop solar systems for two neighbors in Pleasanton, California. They purchased identical equipment, consisting of: LG 365-watt DC rated solar panels Enphase IQ7+ Microinverters We will refer to

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Alamo, California Solar Install – Panasonic & SolarEdge Solar System

Posted by YES on July 30, 2018 in Panasonic Solar SolarEdge No Comments

Alamo, California is a small, unincorporated, town located between Danville and Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County. Here, we installed a larger solar system, consisting of 40 all-black Panasonic 315-watt panels. Because of the surrounding trees, the system is under some shade. To mitigate, we installed a SolarEdge inverter, which allows the panels to have

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Are more efficient solar panels higher quality?

Posted by YES on June 16, 2017 in LG Mitsubishi Solar Solar Panels SunPower 1 Comment

Different brands of solar panels offer different levels of power output. For example, we sell both SunPower 345 watt panels as well as Mitsubishi 275 watt panels. A common misconception is that because each SunPower panel outputs more electricity, they are of higher quality. In reality, both companies have extensive experience in manufacturing high quality

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San Ramon, CA Solar Install – Mitsubishi Solar Panels & Enphase Microinverters

Posted by YES on March 3, 2017 in Enphase Installs Solar Solar Monitoring No Comments

Solar install in San Ramon, California. This system consists of 25 Mitsubishi 270 watt panels and uses Enphase microinverters. We estimate this system to produce 9412 kilowatts in its first year, completely offsetting their electric usage. And so far, actual production is exceeding our projections by over 20%. With Enphase microinverters, there is no single

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Pleasanton, CA Solar Install

Posted by YES on February 3, 2017 in Installs Solar SolarEdge SunPower No Comments

Solar install in Pleasanton, California. This system consists of 22 all-black SunPower 335 watt panels paired with a SolarEdge inverter. Even with shading, we expect this system to produce 10,096 kilowatts of electricity in its first year. On a SolarEdge system, each panel contains an optimizer to individually maximize solar a production on a per-panel

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San Ramon, CA Solar Install

Posted by YES on January 13, 2017 in Installs LG Solar SolarEdge No Comments

Solar install in San Ramon, California. System consults of 22 all-black LG 300 panels with a SolarEdge inverter. We estimated this system to produce 8273 kilowatts in its first year. So far, production is exceeding our expectations by over 10%. With Net Metering with the electric company, extra solar production during the day offsets the

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PG&E NEM 2 vs NEM 1

Posted by YES on December 21, 2016 in Net Metering PG&E Solar No Comments

PG&E’s NEM 2 took effect for new solar interconnection applications completed on or after December 16, 2016. For PG&E to consider an application complete, it requires the solar system to pass the City’s final inspection. A copy of the signed Permit must be included with the application. NEM 2 activated when 5% of electricity being generated

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