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A Roofer's Guide to Going Solar - with Michelle Meier

This is an installment of our Solar Spotlight series. Click here for our last interview! With a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering and a decade of solar experience, Michelle Meier is one of those people you want in your corner and never on the other side of the ring. She is the founder of Solar Roof Services, a company that helps ro…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Solar Energy

Solar Industry Growth and Affordability Solar is playing an increasingly important role in the transition to a world powered by renewable energy. Over the past decade, the number of solar installations has grown at an accelerating rate and with increasing affordability. In the first quarter of 2016, over 29 GW of solar was installed in th…

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Shade Losses in PV Systems, and Techniques to Mitigate Them

Effects of Shade on PV Output Since PV systems generate electricity based on the amount of sunlight they receive, it makes sense that when a shadow is cast on a panel, for example by a nearby tree, its power output decreases. However, the decrease in power could be a lot worse than it initially seems. Figure 1. Solar panels in partial sh…

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