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Solar Inverters

EnaSolar inverters: Innovative New Zealand inverters on UK shores

January 4, 2013
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    EnaSolar is a Christchurch, NZ-based company that manufactures a range of solar inverters for small-scale, grid-tied solar systems. On top of their reliability, EnaSolar inverters’ innovative, internet-based monitoring platform makes early identification of problems and troubleshooting easy for system owners, installers, and the manufacturer alike–before small problems can go on to become crises. EnaSolar’s [...]

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Solar Panel Performance Database in the UK

November 15, 2012
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The University of Sheffield has for the last two years been collecting and comparing renewable energy generation data from thousands of solar panels across the UK. Their website now publishes reports each month detailing how much energy is being generated across all of their registered systems. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on [...]

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Securing the 22GWp target with more than solar panel price leaps

November 8, 2012
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Following on from our analysis of the 22GWp target that Greg Barker, Minister for Energy and Climate Change, recently reestablished; this article examines whether another leap in solar panel prices is possible. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments [...]

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Enphase Microinverters in the UK

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  Enphase is a microinverter technology manufacturer and solar system solution developer based in California. With the company’s launch at the Solar Power UK 2012 tradeshow, Enphase microinverter solutions are now available in the United Kingdom. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet [...]

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DC-DC optimisers, Microinverters, and AC solar panels: Alternative solar system layouts

October 16, 2012
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This article provides an overview of the different types of solar system layouts and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each, with a focus on microinverters and AC solar panels. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the [...]

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Issues with shading and solar panel arrays

September 14, 2012
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Shading is not good for solar PV system output. A shadow cast on even just part of one solar panel in your solar array can potentially impede the output of the whole solar PV system significantly. What are some ways to avoid the problem of shading on solar arrays? Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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Solar Selections Client Generates 4,120kWh in 1 Year from a 4kWp

July 12, 2012

Solar Selections has just been informed that one of our first clients has generated 4,120kWh from their 4kWp solar panel system in Cheshire in the first year alone. This is amazing news as the MCS standards suggest that the solar panel system should only be generating 3,431 kWh per annum. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]

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SolarEdge ‘DC-DC optimiser’ technology in the UK

April 18, 2012

One of the trickiest parts of maximising efficiency in a solar PV installation is dealing with variations in power output among panels and strings of panels in the same system. SolarEdge is a leading company that has developed a unique solution to the problem of irregularity in solar panel array output. It uses a solar system architecture that [...]

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SMA: The world leader in solar inverter technology

April 3, 2012
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SMA solar inverters are the industry standard for the global solar PV industry. The SMA catalogue boasts a range of inverters for all applications: small-scale, residential, commercial, and utility. The company has a sterling reputation for producing reasonably-priced but high-quality products, and for its dedication to excellence in customer service. Additionally, with a presence in [...]

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Power-One Aurora Solar Inverters in the UK

March 13, 2012
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Power-One manufactures a wide range of power conversion and maintenance products, and is well recognised in the UK Solar Power market for its quality in the residential and commercial solar sectors particularly with its Aurora inverter line. Power-One was established back in 1973, and in 2006  began manufacturing  components for the renewable energy industry. The Power-One solar line offers a everything from transformerless inverters to monitoring devices for [...]

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REAL Deposit and Advanced Payment Insurance Scheme

October 21, 2011

If you are worried about what will happen to your deposit if the solar power supplier that you have placed an order with ceases to trade, look no further. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on [...]

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Inverter Efficiency

Types of Solar Inverter Efficiency

October 17, 2011

Solar panels make up only one part of a grid-connected solar power system. In order to run your appliances and receive any solar feed-in tariff revenues, the direct current (DC) electricity produced by your solar panels must be converted into alternating current (AC) electricity through a device called an inverter. You’ll find a number of different brands [...]

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