Month: March 2019

Solar Suitable: Attic Parkour Edition

Last month I met site surveyor, Mark, at a client’s house for the site survey. SunStor Solar had put together a system proposal for the homeowners a couple of days earlier, and I was anxious to confirm their roof was suitable for solar.  One of the reasons for my concern was that some other solar […]

Site Survey — Avoid Solar Surprises

As good as today’s solar design tools are, they’re no substitute for getting a site survey up close. The solar industry invented many semi-automated computer programs that start with your address and your geographical location. Using satellite photos, data from your Utility, historical weather patterns, and local solar production data, we can calculate the system […]

Self-Clean Solar Panels, or

Solar Modules That Clean Themselves Did you know that it is possible to improve the production of your solar panels by making modules self-cleaning? [Difference between solar modules and solar panels.] Substances found to impair solar module performance include carbon monoxide, lead, particulate matter, pollen, VOC’s, nitrogen oxides, bird droppings, spotting and fogging.  You might […]

Difference Between Solar Modules and Solar Panels

You say “panel,” I say “module” Sticklers know the difference between solar panels and solar modules. The solar module is the framed unit that contains within it the solar panels consisting of multiple solar photovoltaic (“PV”) cells.  The cells are usually blue or black. Modules look pretty much like a large, chrome or black, glass-fronted, […]

Back To Top